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Federal (USV)


William H Diehl

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 50th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He was Captain, Company E - the Reading Light Infantry - which had been recruitied in Berks and Lebanon Counties, Pensylvania.

On the Campaign

He assumed command of the Regiment as next senior officer when Major Overton was wounded in combat between the Lower Bridge and Sharpsburg in the late afternoon of 17 September.