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Federal (USV)

Private

William Walsh

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 88th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 21 in Company G, 88th New York Infantry on 14 March 1862 in New York City.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in Frederick, MD on 16 October 1862. He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the National Cemetery sometime during or before 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which lists him as William J. Welch in Company C (William J. Walsh/Welch of Company C survived to muster out in 1864). Service details from the State of New York2.

Birth

c. 1841

Death

10/16/1862 Frederick, 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 4314]