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Federal (USV)

Private

William E. Blodgett

(? - 1904)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company

Before Antietam

He was a 31 year old shoemaker living in Lynn when he enlisted as Private on 2 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action - gunshot, left arm - on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds at Ft. McHenry, Maryland on 19 November 1862. He served in Company H, 13th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps from August 1864 - November 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with genealogical details from Susan Harnwell and contributors at her superb 15th Massachusetts Infantry site.

Birth

Date not known; Topsfield, MA

Death

09/14/1904 Togus, Kennebec County, ME; burial in Togus National Cemetery, Togus, ME

Notes

1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 207 - 213  [AotW citation 2702]