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Federal (USV)


William M. Elliott

(1843 - 1920)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer in North Salem, he mustered as Private, Company A, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his company in Maryland and assisted the wounded Captain Wilcoxson from the field in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He reenlisted on 24 January 1864 and transferred to Company F, 70th Indiana Infantry on 4 November 1864 in Atlanta. He was consolidated into Company F, 33rd Indiana Infantry in Washington, DC on 6 June 1865 and mustered out with them on 21 July in Louisville, KY.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His role at Antietam from Jones.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/01/1843; Morgan County, IN


12/24/1920; Keokuk County, IA; burial in Rice Cemetery, What Cheer, IA


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 568  [AotW citation 18818]

2   Jones, Wilbur D., Jr., Giants in the Cornfield: the 27th Indiana Infantry, Shippenburg (Pa.): White Mane Publishers, 1997, pg. 10  [AotW citation 18819]