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Federal (USV)


Layton Burdick Willis

(1840 - 1902)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

From Wickford, he enlisted on 18 September 1861 in Company H, 4th Rhode Island Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds at Frederick, MD on 11 March 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Dyer1. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave. Thanks to Great-great-grandson Bob Freitag for the pointer to Layton.


02/14/1840; New Shoreham, RI


01/07/1902; Warwick, RI; burial in Elm Grove Cemetery, North Kingstown, RI


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pp. 256 - 322  [AotW citation 14026]