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Federal (USV)


William H. Van Iderstine

(c. 1844 - ?)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 18 in Company D, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 11 August 1862 and mustered as Private.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Company at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in the hand in action at Atlanta, GA on 30 July 1864. He was sent to the Twentieth Corps Hospital, where his hand was amputated. He recovered at a hospital in Nashville, TN, and the Ward Hospital, Newark, NJ, where he was discharged 30 January 1865.

After the War

He worked in South Orange, NJ, in the firm of T. Van Iderstine & Sons, boots and shoes.

References & notes

Basic information from the D Society1. His occupation from the 1892 City Directory for South Orange and Montrose, NJ.


c. 1844; Newark, NJ


1   D Society, Veterans, Co. D 13th NJ Infantry, Historical Sketch of Co. D, 13th Regiment, N.J. Vols., Newark (NJ): D.H. Gildersleeve & Co., 1875, pg. 79  [AotW citation 17246]