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Federal (USV)


William Ferguson

(1842 - ?)

Home State: New Jersey

Command Billet: Soldier

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was an 18 year old teamster living in Burlington, New Jersey when he enlisted on 20 April 1861 for service in Company A of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry. He nustered as Corporal on 26 June.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He was discharged from the service on 14 April 1863 on disability from his wound.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers1. His birth year is estimated from his age at enlistment.




Date not known


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 7  [AotW citation 1233]