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Federal (USV)

Private

William Davidson

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 137th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered as Private, Company D, 137th Pennsylvania Infantry on 23 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He died of disease at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD on 4 November 1862.

The rest of the War

He was initially buried in a plot near the Alms House in Hagerstown, but was reinterred at the new Antietam National Cemetery in 1866-67.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1 and Bates.2 Death details from an article in the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom & Torch Light of 12 November 1862.

Death

11/04/1862 Hagerstown, 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 3404]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 17653]