William C. Cranston(? - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 63rd New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 35 at enlistment. Mustered in as private, Company H, on October 19, 1861. Promoted to corporal on July 1, 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded - thigh - in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died of his wounds on September 20, 1862, at Sharpsburg.
MSHWR: [Supposed identical with] ìW. Crawton H 63 NY Primary amputation in the upper third of the femur for shot injury, on September 17, 1862. He died on September 22, 1862.î
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from McLernon1.
Death Date: 09/20/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD
1 McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagherís Irish Brigade, Antietam, Maryland; September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2001 [AotW citation 2432]
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