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Federal (USV)


William A. Bacon

(1838 - 1907)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company K, 8th Ohio Infantry at age 23 on 5 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He suffered a flesh wound in the right ankle in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Fredrick, MD. Promoted Corporal on 1 November 1862. Wounded in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. Appointed Sergeant, date not given. He was discharged 29 April 1864 at Washington, DC on a Surgeon's Certificate of disability.

After the War

He was listed as living in Fackler, Jackson County, AL at the time of the Regimental Reunion at Gettysburg in September 1887.

References & notes

Basic information from Sawyer1 with service from the State Roster. Casualty details from Nelson.2




1907; burial in Sandy Spring Cemetery, Sandy Springs, 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. 236 - 240  [AotW citation 14854]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 119  [AotW citation 16940]