William P. Black(1843 - 1862)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Freedom, WI, he enlisted in Company A, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 10 May 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which lists him as William P. Blake. Service details from the Roster2. He was just under 19 years and 6 months old at his death.
|Birth Date: 03/00/1843 Place of Birth: Allegheny County, NY |
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, 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 3227]
2 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pg. 497 [AotW citation 10248]
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