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Federal (USV)


William W. Wallace

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in his uncle's coal business at Huntingdon County. He mustered as Captain of Company C of the 125th Pennsylvania Infantry on 16 August 1862 at its organization.

On the Campaign

He carried the Regimental colors after the Color-Sergeant and three others were killed or wounded carrying it in action on 17 September. His was the Color Company at the battle.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 18 May 1863.

After the War

He was chairman of the Regimental Committee and helped edit the 1906 History.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1, with detail from the History2 - which also has a post-War picture of him.


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. IV, pp. 114 - 115  [AotW citation 1280]

2   Wallace, William W. (Chairman), and the Regimental Committee, History of the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Philadelphia: J.B,. Lippincott Co., 1906, pp. 6, 34, 74, 166  [AotW citation 1294]