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Federal (USV)

Private

William J. Hensley

(1836 - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 25 year old farmer in Jackson County, he mustered as Private, Company G, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. He has a memorial stone in the Old Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery, Johnson County, IN (via Findagrave).

Birth

1836

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, 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 3635]