William L. ParsonsHome State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Racine, he enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 23 April 1861 and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 24 April. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 8 August 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Wounded again, in action at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863. Promoted to Major of the Regiment on 13 August 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Wisconsin1.
1 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 359 - 364 [AotW citation 10186]
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