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W. Winlack
W. Winlack

Federal (USV)


William Winlack

(1826 - 1907)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 48th Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He had come to New York from Ireland in 1843, and was soon after a miner in Pennsylvania, later a mining engineer. He led the Wynkoop Artillery, which he had organized in Pottsville about 1854 (becoming Company E, 16th Pennsylvania Infantry) in 3-month service April - July 1861. He enrolled as Captain, Company E, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry on 21 August 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in command of Company E at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He mustered out of service with his Company on 30 September 1864.

After the War:
He had been postmaster at Coaldale at the time of his death.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Gould1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of his photo here, from a CDV posted by Deborah Nouzovsky.

Birth Date: 09/09/1826    Place of Birth: Londonderry, IRELAND    
Death Date: 06/06/1907    Death Place: Coaldale, PA    Burial Place: Presbyterian Cemetery, Pottsville, PA


1   Gould, Joseph, The Story of the Forty-eighth : a Record of the Campaigns of the Forty-eighth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry ..., Philadelphia: Regimental Association, 1908, pp. 82 - 90, 400 - 460 (rosters)  [AotW citation 5397]

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