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Federal (USV)


William G. Doyle

(1842 - 1928)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old laborer from Bartholomew County, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was wounded in the left leg in action on the Potomac River in Virginia on 15 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the right wrist in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Frederick, MD on 19 - 20 September, then sent on to Baltimore. He was treated at US Army General Hospitals in Washington, DC and on Devil's Island, New York Harbor. He was discharged there for wounds on 31 March 1862, his wrist immobile. He contracted smallpox the day he began his trip home, and lost his left eye.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Frederick information from the Patient List,2 with further hospital and other details from Steven Russell's Roster. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/25/1842; Allegheny County, PA


03/07/1928; Lebanon, IN; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 581  [AotW citation 18446]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #217  [AotW citation 18447]