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W.W. Bixby

W.W. Bixby

Federal (USV)


William W. Bixby

(1842 - 1879)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, he enlisted on 6 May 1861 in Corning and mustered as Private, Company D, 23rd New York Infantry on 16 May.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, PA and returned to duty. He mustered out with his Company on 22 May 1863 at Elmira, NY.

After the War

He was admitted to the U.S. National Home for Disabled Veterans in Dayton, OH in 1876 and probably died there, relatively young at age 37.

References & notes

Wound and hospital information from Nelson1. His service from the Adjutant General.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph contributed by Edna Crawford King.


1842; Corning, NY


01/26/1879; Dayton, OH; burial in Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, OH


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. 151  [AotW citation 17057]

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. 440  [AotW citation 22629]