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W.H. Boorman

W.H. Boorman

Federal (USV)


William Henry Boorman

(1838 - 1914)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He came to America with his family at age 2, arriving in New York City on 18 May 1840 and by 1850 the large Boorman clan was in Walworth County, WI. On 9 May 1861, then age 23, he enlisted in Buffalo, NY to serve two years, and mustered in on 20 May as a Private in Company C, 21st New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged on 7 May 1863.

After the War

By 1870 he was a carpenter in Hornellsville, Steuben County, NY, but was working in a sawmill at Mauston, Juneau County, WI in 1880. In 1895 he was operating a hoop factory in Washington County, MN but was an engineer in Todd County, MN by 1900. By 1910 he was again a carpenter and lived with his daughter Evangeline (Eva) McKellip and her family in Round Prairie, MN.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 His service from the Adjutant General.2 Personal details from family genealogists, the Minnesota State Census of 1895, and the US Census of 1850 and 1870-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture here from a photograph shared to by Ruth Alice Anderson.

He married Harriet Malone Tallman (1837-1906) in September 1863 in Wyoming County, NY and they had 10 children


03/18/1838; Hollingbourn, Maidstone, Kent, ENGLAND


09/26/1914; Todd County, MN; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Long Prairie, MN


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. 136  [AotW citation 16493]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 187  [AotW citation 28170]