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Federal (USV)


William West Potter

(1843 - 1923)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery G

Before Antietam

From Providence, he enlisted as Corporal, Battery G, First Rhode Island Light Artillery on 2 December 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He mustered out on 17 December 1864 at the end of his term.

References & notes

His service dates from the Adjutant General's Annual Report.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




02/04/1923; burial in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI


1   State of Rhode Island, and Henri Crandall, Acting Adjutant General, Official Register of Rhode Island Officers and Soldiers ... 1861 to 1865, in the Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Rhode Island for 1865, Providence: Providence Press, 1866, pg. 778  [AotW citation 21933]