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Federal (USV)


William H. Brookins

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Enlisted at age 20 in Company G, 61st NY Infantry on 17 October 1861.

The rest of the War

Reenlisted in December 1863. Promoted Sergeant 28 March 1864. Wounded in action on 21 June 1864. Transferred to Company B in December 1864, and mustered out with them on 14 July 1865 near Alexandria, VA.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Mention of him on the Maryland Campaign in Fuller2.


c. 1841


1   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, Issue 25 (for 1900)  [AotW citation 7665]

2   Fuller, Charles Augustus, Personal Recollections of the War of 1861... in the Sixty-first Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, Sherburne (NY): News Job Printing House, 1906, pp. 53 - 73  [AotW citation 7677]