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Federal (USV)


William Mitchell

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21 years, he mustered in as Private, Company G, 9th New York Infantry on 30 August 1861 in New York City.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company at Antietam on 17 September 1862, and engraved his name and unit in a windowsill in an upstairs bedroom of the Otto farm house near Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company A, 3rd New York Infantry on 6 May 1863. He was discharged 30 August 1863 at the expiration of his term.

References & notes

Service data from State of New York1. Information about his graffiti from the Antietam National Battlefield.


c. 1840


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 722; Issue 17, pg. 515  [AotW citation 18948]