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W.L. Douglas

W.L. Douglas

Federal (USV)


William L. Douglas

(c. 1837 - 1863)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old farmer in Putnam County, he mustered as Private, Company I, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left leg and shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at hospitals in Harrisburg and Philadelphia, PA. He was detached with the Provost Guard in January and February 1863, but died in Philadelphia on 27 February 1863 of smallpox.

References & notes

Service information and his picture from Brown,1 who has him as William L. Douglass and W.T. Douglas. Further details from the Historical Data Systems database and Steven Russell's Roster research. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1837


02/27/1863; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Philadelphia National Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pp. 107, 617  [AotW citation 18781]