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Federal (USV)

Private

William A. Cockerell

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted as Private, Company C, 12th Ohio Infantry on 3 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried on South Mountain but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Roster.2 His memorial is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1840

Death

09/14/1862 Fox's Gap, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3344]

2   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 2, pg. 361  [AotW citation 25237]