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W. Barnett

W. Barnett

Federal (USV)


William G. Barnett

(1837 - 1865)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24 years. Enrolled April 23, 1861 at New York City; mustered in as Captain, Company B on May 4, 1861 to serve two years.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company May 20, 1863, at New York city. He enrolled December 30, 1863, at Union City, TN and mustered in as Captain, Company I, 17th NY Veteran Infantry. He was killed in action March 16, 1865 at Averasboro, NC - "shot through the head, dying almost instantly".

References & notes

Service data from State of New York1. His presence and wound on the Campaign from Graham2. The photograph from one of unknown provenance posted on the Hawkins Zouaves website.




03/16/1865; Averasboro, NC


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for 1899), pg. 621; Issue 19 (for 1899), pg. 824  [AotW citation 12595]

2   Graham, Matthew John, The Ninth Regiment, New York Volunteers (Hawkins' Zouaves), New York: E.P. Coby & Company, Printers, 1900, pp. 262, 298  [AotW citation 12596]