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Federal (USV)


William H. H. Mapes

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was selected as Captain, Company C on the organization of the Regiment at Albany in May 1861.

On the Campaign

Immediately prior to the Maryland Campaign, Mapes had been on recruiting duty for the Regiment in New York. By his return in the first week of September 1862, the unit had been reduced to 4 consolidated Companies. He was in command as senior officer present.1

The rest of the War

He remained in command until 1 November 1862, and resigned his commission on 6 November.1

After the War

At the Regiment's reunion in 1896, his address was noted as Emporia, Kansas.1


1   Boyce, Charles William, A Brief History of the Twenty-eighth Regiment New York State Volunteers, First Brigade, First Division, Twelfth Corps, Army of the Potomac, Buffalo: C.W. Boyce, 1896  [AotW citation 686]