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Federal (USV)


William E. Ackey

(? - 1893)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

From Port Clinton, he enlisted as Sergeant in Company E, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves on 14 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the left arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Stone House Hospital at Sharpsburg, MD. He was listed as a color bearer of the Regiment, dates not given, and was with his Company at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863. He transferred to Company E, 191st Pennsylvania Infantry on 31 May 1864. He was captured in action at Weldon Railroad, VA, 19 August 1864 and was a prisoner to 2 March 1865. He mustered out with his Company on 28 June 1865.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, who has him as Private Wm. E. Ackley, with service from Bates, who has him as Sgt William Aiken in the 191st.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


11/28/1893; burial in Port Clinton Cemetery, Port Clinton, PA


1   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. 110  [AotW citation 16084]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, various  [AotW citation 16566]