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Federal (USV)


William Frederick F. Giese

(c. 1830 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 103rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 31, he mustered as Private, Company G, 103rd New York Infantry in New York City on 23 December 1861. He was transferred to Company D on 21 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the right side of his back in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD but died there of gangrene from wounds on 21 November 1862 and was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Frederick.

References & notes

His service from the NY Adjutant General.1 Hospital, wound and burial details from the Patient List 2 as William Fred F. Geise. His gravesite is on Findagrave, as William F. F. Geise.


c. 1830


11/21/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Saint John's Cemetery, Frederick, MD


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, For the Year 1902, Ser. No. 33, pg. 747  [AotW citation 19791]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #575  [AotW citation 19792]