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Federal (USV)


William H. Black

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company M, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 23 August 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 November 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Transferred to Company D, 147th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 October 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Details from Bates.2


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. 133  [AotW citation 16446]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, various  [AotW citation 16597]