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Federal (USV)


William Howard Grafflin

(1831 - 1922)

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: Companies H & I, 1st Maryland Cavalry (US)

Before Antietam

He was commissioned First Lieutenant of the First Virginia (Union) Cavalry mustered on 27 September 1861. In January 1862 he and his Company transferred as "H" to the First Maryland Cavalry and he was promoted Captain on 25 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was at Harpers Ferry in September 1862, and helped defend Maryland Heights on the 12th-13th.

The rest of the War

He was discharged on 1 April 1864.

References & notes

Service from Wilmer.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




04/06/1922; burial in Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, Millersville, MD


1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pg. 728  [AotW citation 21432]