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Federal (USV)

Private

William Delahunt, Jr.

(c. 1832 - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 28 year old farmer from Putnam County, he enlisted as Private, Company I, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the left arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was initially treated at the Showman Farm hospital at Sharpsburg, then sent to a hospital in Frederick, MD on 4 October. He died of wounds there on 12 October 1862. He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as William Deel J. Hunt, Co. K. Service from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital details from Nelson3 and the Patient List.4 There's also a memorial for him and two brothers, all with Civil War service, in Cliff Cemetery, Cannelton, IN, [see Findagrave] which may be a cenotaph.

Birth

c. 1832; County Tipperary, IRELAND

Death

10/12/1862 Frederick, 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 3667]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 618  [AotW citation 18382]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 186  [AotW citation 18383]

4   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #5.022  [AotW citation 18384]