William WestHome State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Battery B
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Private West was cited for his actions in the Summer of 1860 in combat against Indians in Utah Teritory. He was a Corporal in the Battery as it joined the Army of the Potomac in 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the thigh in action on 17 September 1862, and was later cited for bravery at Antietam by Lt Stewart in his Report.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Buell1. Some details from the 1860 US Federal Census for Ruby Valley, Nevada (which lists him as First Sergeant, which seems to be an error).
|Birth Date: c. 1833 Birth State: NC |
1 Buell, Augustus, The Cannoneer: Recollections of Service in the Army of the Potomac, Washington: The National Tribune Company, 1890, pp. 18 - 20, 42, 395 [AotW citation 10478]
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