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W. R. Hartshorne

W. R. Hartshorne

Federal (USA)


William Ross Hartshorne

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Regimental Adjutant

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)

Before Antietam

Service summary:
Mustered in May 29, 1861;
promoted from 1st-Lieutenant, Company K, to Adjutant, February, 1862;
wounded at Mechanicsville, June 26, 1862;
promoted to Major, May 22, 1863;
promoted to Colonel, 190th Pennsylvania Volunteers, June 6, 1864;
captured at Weldon Railroad, August 19, 1864;
brevetted Brigadier-General, March 13, 1865;
mustered out with regiment, June 28, 1865.

On the Campaign

Capt McGee, Co. F, assumed command of the Regiment on the 16th at the death of Col McNeil. Thompson states:

"Unsuited to the work of leading the regiment, he [McGee] permitted Adjutant Hartshorne to direct the men."

References & notes

Source: Thompson, O.R. Howard and Rauch, William H., History of the "Bucktails," Kane Rifle regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps (13th Pennsylvania Reserves), 42nd of the Line. Dayton, Ohio: Morningside House, Inc., 1988 available online