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Confederate (CSV)


William McVey

(c. 1821 - ?)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 41 year old farmer, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company F, 37th Virginia Infantry on 17 March 1862 in Glade Spring, VA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the leg in action and captured at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated and he was paroled on 30 September 1862. He was sent to Fort McHenry on 2 October and on to Fortress Monroe, VA on 18 October for exchange. He was admitted to a hospital in Richmond, VA on 28 October and furloughed on 10 November for 90 days. He was transferred to the Invalid Corps in October 1864.

References & notes

His service from Rankin1 via the Historical Data Systems database. His Sharpsburg wound detail from a casualty list, as Wm. McVeigh, in the Abingdon Virginian of 3 October 1862 online from the Library of Congress.


c. 1821


1   Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 21773]