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Federal (USV)


William Kilborn Yates

(1826 - 1862)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

He lived in Exeter, NH in 1850, and in Norway, ME in 1860. By then in Milan, NH, he enlisted at age 35 in Company B, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 7 October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 27 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1. Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History2, which has his middle initial as R. Further details from family genealogists. William married Zilpha Blake Dustin on 26 December 1848 in Lawrence, MA.


01/28/1826; Greenwood, ME


09/27/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster pp. 187 - 202  [AotW citation 13480]

2   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4388]