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Federal (USV)


William Becker

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, from Schuykill County, he enlisted 30 August at Pottsville, and mustered as Private in Company D, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry on 23 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in Maryland but died, probably of disease, at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD on 10 November 1862.

The rest of the War

He was initially buried in a plot near the Alms House in Hagerstown.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates.1 Death details from an article in the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom & Torch Light of 19 November 1862.


c. 1840


11/10/1862; Hagerstown, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 17665]