William W. BambergerHome State: Maryland
Command Billet: Commanding Company
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Maryland Infantry
In the Antietam Campaign:
Initially in command of Company G, he assumed command of the Regiment when Maj Leopold Blumenberg was seriously wounded. Capt Bambereger was soon seriously wounded himself and relieved in turn by Capt. Salome Marsh, of Company F, who commanded the regiment during the remainder of the day.
Having been assigned to 3d Brigade, 3d Division, 3d Army Corps, at that portion of the battlefield of Antietam known as the "Bloody Lane," the 5th Regiment fought bravely and suffered severely in killed and wounded.
The remainder of the War:
By Appomattox, April 1865, he was Lt Colonel and in command of the 5th. He may have raised the first Stars & Stripes over Richmond (see "Marylands' Blue & Gray").
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: The Maryland Archives, Volume 367, Page 179.
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