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Federal (USV)


William Moegling

(1834 - 1864)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

From Danbury, CT he enlisted 19 April 1861 and mustered as Sergeant, Company E, First Connecticut Infantry on 22 April April. He mustered out on 31 July 1861. On 27 November 1861 he was commissioned Captain, Company C, 11th Connecticut Infantry. He was promoted to Major of the regiment on 17 July 1862.

On the Campaign

At Antietam on 17 September 1862:

The men were still fighting; now falling back, and again charging on the bridge. The official report says, "When he [Col. Kingsbury] fell the regiment felt their last hope was gone: we had lost the bravest of Colonels and the best of men." Major Moegling now assumed command of the left wing, and led it gallantly; while Col. Stedman held the right wing firmly to the support of the battery ...
The Major was himself wounded in that action.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel to date from 17 September 1862. He was wounded again, in action near Petersburg, VA. He died at home, of disease, on 25 October 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Ingersoll.1 The quote above from Croffut & Morris.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/26/1834 in GERMANY


10/26/1864; Danbury, CT; burial in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, CT


1   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pg. 471  [AotW citation 20541]

2   Croffut, W. A., and John M. Morris, The Military and Civil History of Connecticut during the War of 1861-65, New York: Ledyard Bill, 1868, pg. 267  [AotW citation 20542]