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Federal (USV)


William Wenrick

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted on 20 September 1861 in Bellefonte and mustered into service as a Private in Company G, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 17 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 and illness in the Citizens Volunteer Hospital, Philadelphia, PA on 25 November 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File,2 who say he was killed outright at Antietam. His name also seen as William Wenrich. His gravesite is on Findagrave; source also of details from his mother's pension application. His (modern) stone also has his death on 17 September 1862.


c. 1839


09/17/1862; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Philadelphia National Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11571]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23187]