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Federal (USV)


William W. Putney

(c. 1841 - 1864)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

From Wilmot, he enlisted at age 21 in Company I, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 11 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 23 December 1862 at Frederick, MD. He reenlisted, as Private in Company C, First New Hampshire Cavalry on 31 March 1864. He was captured in action 29 June at Ream's Station, VA. He died of disease in captivity at Andersonville, GA on 30 August 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1 and Ayling2.


c. 1841; Wilmot, NH


08/30/1864; Andersonville, GA


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster pp. 131 - 148  [AotW citation 13446]

2   State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, Vol. 2, pg. 880  [AotW citation 13511]