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Federal (USV)


William Malone

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 23 year old miner in Blair County, he enlisted on 23 April 1861 in Bedford, and mustered as Private, Company F, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves on 19 June 1861 at Camp Wilkins in Washington, DC.

On the Campaign

He died of disease at the Smoketown hospital on 24 October (or 20 November) 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried at Smoketown but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from Bates2 and the Card File. Hospital detail from Nelson.3 His memorial is on Findagrave.


c. 1838


10/24/1862; Smoketown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3835]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 25260]

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. 297  [AotW citation 25261]