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Federal (USV)


Walter E. Lester

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company K.

On the Campaign

He was listed as a deserter on 09 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. A 20 year old barber on his enlistment in August 1862. He seserted "on the march to Antietam".


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 199 - 201  [AotW citation 5957]