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Federal (USV)

Private

William R. Fox

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

Age 21, from Robesonia, he enlisted in Harrisburg on 15 June 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company G, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves on 10 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to the chest in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably treated at a field hospital near the battlefield, then at a US Army hospital in Harrisburg, but he died there of wounds on 2 October 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File,2 both as William B. Fox. His wounding at Antietam from Hardin.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

12/11/1838

Death

10/02/1862 Harrisburg, PA; burial in Saint John's Hains Cemetery, Wernersville, PA

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22914]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17>  [AotW citation 22915]

3   Hardin, Martin D., Twelfth Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps (41st Regiment of the Line) ..., New York City: M.D. Hardin, 1890, muster-out roll  [AotW citation 22916]