William E. Blodgett(? - 1904)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Sharpshooters
Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a 31 year old shoemaker living in Lynn when he enlisted as Private on 2 September 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action - gunshot, left arm - on 17 September 1862.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with genealogical details from Susan Harnwell and contributors at her superb 15th Massachusetts Infantry site.
|Place of Birth: Topsfield, MA |
Death Date: 09/14/1904 Death Place: Togus, Kennebec County, ME Burial Place: Togus National Cemetery, Togus, ME
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]
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