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Federal (USV)


William H.K. Bush

(1839 - 1916)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Corporal in Company G, 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves on 9 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded and captured in action at the Wilderness, VA on 5 May 1864, and later transferred to Company B, 191st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.

After the War

He was a pension attorney, real estate broker, and insurance man in Reading, PA.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Thanks to Steve Maczuga for publishing Bates' information in his excellent database. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of a news piece with further details.


09/10/1839; Reading, PA


04/20/1916; burial in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11442]