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Federal (USV)


William Cain

(1842 - 1918)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He had moved from his native New York to Painesville, OH when a small boy. He enlisted there on 22 April 1861 in the 7th Infantry (3 months), Company D. He reenlisted in the same company, 7th Ohio (3 years) on 19 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was present for action at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was promoted Corporal on 1 November 1862, and Sergeant 1 January 1864. He was discharged at the end of his term of service on 6 July 1864. He enlisted in Company D, 4th US Veteran Infantry on 28 February 1865 and mustered out at Tod Barracks, Cleveland on 28 February 1866.

After the War

He was in railroading and the brokerage business.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilson1. Death and burial information from his gravesite on Findagrave.


06/13/1842; New York City, NY


05/10/1918; Painesville, OH; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville, OH


1   Wilson, Lawrence, and the Historical Committee of the Regimental Association, Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Infantry 1861-1864, New York: The Neale Publishing Co., 1907, pp. 452, 562  [AotW citation 13129]