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Federal (USV)


William H. Whales

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted on 7 October 1861 in New York City and mustered as Private, Company G, 4th New York Infantry on the same day.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to the hip in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 28 September and died there of wounds on 22 November 1862.

References & notes

Service from the Adjutant General,1 who has his death date as 21 November. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1841


11/22/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, 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 1898, Ser. No. 17, pg. 769  [AotW citation 20395]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.768  [AotW citation 20396]