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Federal (USV)


William J. Brinson

(? - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered as Private, Company E, 19th Indiana Infantry on 29 August 1862.

On the Campaign

About two weeks later, on 14 September, he was mortally wounded by gunshot in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD and died of wounds there on 2 October 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from the Adjutant General.2 Hospital details and death date from the Patient List.3


10/02/1862; Frederick, MD


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. 142  [AotW citation 16635]

2   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 4, pg. 399  [AotW citation 20632]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.025  [AotW citation 20633]