Frederick WilliamsHome State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Company Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 56th Pennsylvania Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Begining October 15, 1861 he was Captain, Company D.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Assumed command of the 56th Pennsylvania Infantry when LCol Hofmann took over the Brigade (2nd Brigade of the 1st Division, I Corps) on September 14.
On the 17th at Antietam, the Brigade was held in reserve north of the Poffenberger farm to protect Hooker's I Corps artillery.
The remainder of the War:
He resigned his commission March 25, 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Bates, Samuel P., History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg, 1868-1871. (online at Pennsylvania in the Civil War)
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