William L. Adams(? - 1862)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He gave is age as 21, and occupation as seaman from West Brookfield when he enlisted as Corporal in Company F of the 15th Massachusetts Infantry on 12 July 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died at Smoketown, MD near the battlefield and was originally buried there. Reinterred later in the National Cemetery.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which has his middle initial as S. Service details from Soldiers2.
Death Date: 10/10/1862 Death Place: Smoketown, MD Burial Place: Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869 [AotW citation 3149]
2 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 169 [AotW citation 5762]
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