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W. H. Christian
W. H. Christian

Federal (USA)

Colonel

William Henry Christian

Home State: New York
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, I Corps

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
Service Summary:
He was Private, Corporal, Sergeant, and First Sergeant in Company K, 7th NY Volunteers 5 Aug 1846 to 15 Aug 1848 (service in Mexico);
Appointed Colonel of the 26th NY Infantry 21 May 1861;
He resigned 19 Sept 1862, two days after the battle.

In the Antietam Campaign:
At the head of his Brigade at the opening of the battle ... (did he run away?).

References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.

Birth State: NY    
Death Date: 5/8/1887    

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