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W. Almas

W. Almas

Federal (USV)


William Almas

(1845 - 1863)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 16, giving his age as 18, from Ontario, Canada, he enlisted at Lapeer, MI on 8 August 1861 and mustered as Private, Company G, 7th Michigan Infantry on 22 August.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was killed at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863.

References & notes

Wound and hospital details from Nelson1. His service from the Record of Service,2 which also has him as William Almouth. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph in the late Dick Watts' Collection (Surrey, British Columbia).


03/09/1845; Ontario, CANADA


07/03/1863; Gettysburg, PA; burial in Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, 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 16125]

2   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 7, pg. 5  [AotW citation 21111]