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Federal (USV)

Private

William Lee

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was 21 years old when he enlisted on 22 June 1861 on Long Island. He mustered in as Private, Company K, 42nd New York Infantry on 28 June 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

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service data from the State of New York2. He was one of two William Lees in the Regiment. The other, a year younger and a Private in Company E, deserted on 28 August 1862 at Alexandria, VA.

Birth

c. 1840

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 3782]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 23 (for the year 1900), pg. 1000  [AotW citation 8490]