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Federal (USV)


William Muster

(c. 1835 - 1919)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 26 year old farmer in Queensville, he mustered as Private, Company H, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861 and promoted to Corporal on 1 November.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 when his rifle was shattered by a bullet and the pieces struck him in the midsection and knocked him unconscious.

The rest of the War

He was slightly wounded, by a spent round to the left side of his chest at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863, and for the third time, by gunshot, in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He returned to duty in October 1863. He reenlisted on 24 January 1864 and transferred to Company I, 70th Indiana Infantry on 4 November 1864. He was consolidated into Company A, 33rd Indiana Infantry on 8 June 1865 in Washington, DC and mustered out on 21 July 1865 in Louisville, KY.

After the War

He was a member of Post 515, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Commisky, IN.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1835


08/02/1919; Commiskey, IN; burial in Hopewell Cemetery, Commiskey, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 612  [AotW citation 18713]