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Federal (USV)

Private

WIlliam Amos White

(1843 - 1933)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer in Martin County, he mustered as Private, Company E, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot which entered his head one-half inch to the left of his left eye and remained in his head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated in hospitals in Boonsboro, MD and Washington, DC. He was sent home, but returned to duty on 1 November 1862. He was severely wounded again and captured in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863; he was hit by a shell in the left foot, right leg and right thigh which "carried away the flesh" below his knee. He was paroled at US Ford, VA on 15 May and then was in hospitals at Acquia Creek, VA, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD. He was then sent to the Soldiers Home in Indianapolis where he was discharged on 6 April 1864 for wounds. He had lost sight in his left eye and his head was numb.

References & notes

His service from Brown,1 who has him as Amos White, and the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from Steve Russell's Roster. Further information from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

06/18/1843; Marion, IN

Death

07/07/1933 Bloomfield, IA; burial in Howell Cemetery, Davis County, IA

Notes

1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 595  [AotW citation 18548]