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Federal (USV)


William Pfaffle

(1840 - 1884)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company B, 9th New York Infantry at age 21 on 27 August 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company K, 3rd New York Infantry on 6 May 1863, and was discharged 14 May 1863. He was probably naturalized as an American citizen in March 1863.

After the War

He was living in New York City in the 1880 US Census.

References & notes

Basic information from Graham1 and the State of New York2. Details from his gravesite on Findagrave. He may be in some records as William Pfaeffle.


03/07/1840; Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY


04/01/1884; burial in Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, New York


1   Graham, Matthew John, The Ninth Regiment, New York Volunteers (Hawkins' Zouaves), New York: E.P. Coby & Company, Printers, 1900, pg. 581  [AotW citation 14169]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 543  [AotW citation 14216]