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Federal (USV)


William Harrison Gillaspy

(1840 - 1915)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer in Monroe County, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by explosion of an artillery shell overhead in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated on Maryland Heights, and returned to his Company. He was discharged for wounds (place received not given) on 17 January 1863 at Fairfax Station, VA.

After the War

He was on furlough from the National Hospital for Disabled Veterans, Danville, IL at the time of his death.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His wound and hospital details from Nelson2. Further information from Steve Russell's Roster. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




10/10/1915 Gosport, IN; burial in Bement Cemetery, Bement, IL


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 599  [AotW citation 18609]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 223  [AotW citation 18610]