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Federal (USV)


William H. Neiler

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Philadelphia, he enlisted as Corporal, Company C, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 2 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant to date from 17 September 1862. He was wounded at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862 and promoted to First Sergeant on 1 January 1864. He was appointed Sergeant Major of the regiment on 3 May 1864 and mustered out on 2 September 1864.

References & notes

Basic service information from Ward.1 His Antietam wound from Nelson.2


1   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pp. 112, 317-318  [AotW citation 21570]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 335  [AotW citation 21651]