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Federal (USV)


William D. Wayland

(c. 1841 - 1920)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old laborer from Edinburgh, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at hospitals in Frederick, MD and Philadelphia, PA, and was discharged for wounds on 24 January 1863 in Philadelphia.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital details from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1841


06/01/1920; Peoria, IL; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Danville, IL


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 583  [AotW citation 18477]

2   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. 430  [AotW citation 18478]