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W.W. Daugherty

W.W. Daugherty

Federal (USV)


William Wirt Daugherty

(1840 - 1922)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old clerk in Indianapolis, he mustered as Private, Company G, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He served as Colonel Cosgrove's clerk and was appointed Sergeant Major on 1 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his Regiment on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of Company H on 14 October 1862, then First Lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant on 1 January 1863. He mustered out of the Volunteer service on 4 November 1864 in Indianapolis.

After the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 18th US Infantry (Regular Army) on 7 March 1867 and First Lieutenant on 2 January 1869. He transferred to the 22nd Infantry 31 December 1870, and was Regimental Quartermaster from 1 October 1881 to 7 September 1882. He was promoted to Captain on on that date, and retired just over a decade later on 1 February 1893.

References & notes

Service information from Brown,1 source also of his picture, the Historical Data Systems database, and Heitman.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1840 in IN


02/04/1922; Indianapolis, IN; burial in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 605  [AotW citation 18648]

2   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 354  [AotW citation 18649]