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Federal (USV)


William Ortner

(1834 - 1894)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 26 on 23 September 1861 in Company H, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry as Corporal.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Crampton’s Gap on 14 September 1862 while carrying the Colors.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 21 October 1864.

After the War

He was a charter member (1882) of Col. Edwin Schall Post 290 of the GAR in Lansdale, PA.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Details from Colonel Cake’s Official Report. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




05/23/1894; burial in Wentz United Church of Christ Cemetery, Worcester, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15360]