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W.S. Fitzsimmons

W.S. Fitzsimmons

Federal (USV)


William S. Fitzsimmons

(1841 - 1870)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private, Company C, 8th Ohio Infantry at age 20 on 1 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged 7 October 1862 on a Surgeon's Certificate of disability.

After the War

He read the Law in Bucyrus, OH and was admitted to the bar 16 March 1868. He died, not yet 30 years old, from consumption (tuberculosis), attributed to the lingering effects of his Antietam wound.

References & notes

Basic information from Sawyer1. Details from the State Roster2 and Perrin's History of Crawford County and Ohio (1881). His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture is from an excellent photograph kindly provided by descendent Laura Phelps Rogers.


03/08/1841; Crawford County, OH


07/11/1870; Bucyrus, OH; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus, OH


1   Sawyer, Franklin, and George A. Groot, editor, A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf'y, Cleveland: Fairbanks & Co., Printers, 1881, pp. 203 - 205  [AotW citation 14793]

2   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, pg. 244  [AotW citation 26019]