William J McKaigHome State: Delaware
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Delaware Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He served in the 1st Delaware Infantry, a 3-month regiment, as 1st Lieutenant, Company C in 1861. He was then Captain, Company F in the 3rd Delaware.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He took command of the 3rd at Antietam after Major Maginnis was wounded on 17 September.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: roster of Delaware Soldiers, compiled online by Jayne McCormick on 'Bits of Blue and Gray'.
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