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Federal (USV)


William Sharp

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old shoemaker in Lancaster County, he enrolled there on 20 September 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company B, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 21 October in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 20 September 1862, probably near Sharpsburg, MD.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1843


09/20/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Marietta Cemetery, Marietta, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11499]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23012]