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Federal (USV)


William Allison

(1820 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)

Before Antietam

A 40 year old nailor (nail maker) in Petersburg, he enrolled in Perry County on 27 May 1861 and mustered into service as 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves on 4 June. He was promoted to First Lieutenant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on the evening of 16 September 1862. Originally buried at Middletown, MD, he was taken home on 5 October 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1, who has him as Captain, the Card File,2 and Bucktails.3 Burial information and age from his death notice in the People's Advocate and Press, Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, posted online by the PRVC Historical Society. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has his death on 17 September.




09/16/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Duncannon, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11407]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 22937]

3   Thomson, O. R. Howard, and William H. Rauch, History of the "Bucktails", Kane Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps (13th Pennsylvania Reserves, 42nd of the Line), Philadelphia: Electric Printing Co., 1906, pp. 216, 217, 348  [AotW citation 22936]