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Federal (USV)


William Henry Pockmire

(1839 - 1888)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company A, 8th Ohio Infantry at age 22 on 28 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged 8 January 1863 on a Surgeon's Certificate of disability.

After the War

He went from Fremont to Lima in 1878 and was a machinist there. He was listed as still living there at the time of the Regimental Reunion at Gettysburg in September 1887.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Ohio1, which lists him as William H. Packmere. Sawyer2 has him as Pockmire. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of details from his obituary in the Lima Daily Democratic Times of 12 November 1888.


01/05/1839; Chambersburg, PA


11/11/1888; Lima, OH; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, OH


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 2, pp. 239 - 243  [AotW citation 14712]

2   Sawyer, Franklin, and George A. Groot, editor, A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf'y, Cleveland: Fairbanks & Co., Printers, 1881, pg. 195  [AotW citation 14806]