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Federal (USV)

Private

William Weekly

(c. 1840 - 1886)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old farmer in Edinburg, he mustered as Private, Company G, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in the right thigh at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and returned to his Company in October 1863. He was courtmartialed on 16 November 1863 for being absent without leave and was fined and sentenced to work in the stockade for 2 months. He reenlisted on 24 January 1864 and transferred to Company A, 70th Indiana Infantry on 4 November 1864 at Atlanta, GA. He was consolidated into Company G, 33rd Indiana Infantry on 8 June 1865 in Washington, DC and mustered out on 21 July in Louisville, KY.

References & notes

Service information from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Courtmartial details from Steven Russell's Roster research. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1840

Death

05/17/1886 Ninevah, IN; burial in Kansas Cemetery, Kansas, IN

Notes

1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 607  [AotW citation 18655]