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Federal (USV)

Private

William Reeves

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 79th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, he enlisted on 13 May 1861 in New York City for three years and mustered as Private, Company A, 79th New York Infantry on 27 May.

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

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. His service from the Adjutant General.2

Birth

c. 1837

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 4070]

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, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 29, pg. 1006  [AotW citation 22492]