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Federal (USV)

Private

William Farewell Fuller

(1842 - 1884)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 1st Maine Cavalry, Company G

Before Antietam

A 19 year old clerk in Wilton, he mustered as Private in Company G, 1st Maine Cavalry on 28 November 1861. He was detailed as an orderly to General Elliott in August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in action at Frederick, MD "while charging into town with the advance" on 12 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was detailed as orderly to Captain Williamson of the topographical engineers after Antietam and promoted to Corporal on 28 October 1862. He returned to his Company in February 1863 but was detailed again, to General Patrick, Provost Marshal of the Army of the Potomac, in July 1863. He was on General Kilpatrick's raid on Richmond in March 1864 as orderly to a staff officer and mustered out at the end of his term of service on 28 November 1864.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a hardware dealer in Phillips, ME.

References & notes

His service from Tobie,1 source also of a good post-war photo. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870 and 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Eldora Arexine "Dora" Howard (1846-1927) in June 1867 and they had at least 4 children.

Birth

06/30/1842; Jay, ME

Death

07/20/1884 Portland, ME; burial in Riverside Cemetery, Phillips, ME

Notes

1   Tobie, Edward Parsons, History of the First Maine Cavalry, 1861-1865, Boston: Press of Emery & Hughes, 1887, pg. 562  [AotW citation 25444]