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Federal (USV)


William H. Alloway

(c. 1840 - 1882)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was 20 years old and lived with his parents in Philadelphia, PA. He enlisted and mustered there as Private, Company E, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 17 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was reported missing in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was "not accounted for" when his Company mustered out in 1865.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 His service from the Card File.2 as William H. Allivay. His name is also seen as Allway. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His mother Sarah Souders Alloway (1822-1895) was granted a pension in June 1886 based on his service.


c. 1840


12/1882; burial in North Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, 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. 114  [AotW citation 16124]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23425]