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Federal (USV)


William Black

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 71st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 20 year old worker on his father's farm in Ovid, Branch County, Michigan. On 28 May 1861 he enlisted and mustered into service in Company G, 71st Pennsylvania Infantry in New York City. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was buried on the battlefield [map].

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and the Card File. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.


06/30/1840 in OH


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11693]