William Henry ChristianHome State: New York
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, I Corps
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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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