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Federal (USV)


William Hess

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 30th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 30th Ohio Infantry on 27 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was first treated at the Locust Springs field hospital near Keedysville, MD, then admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 21 September 1862. He died there of his wounds on 30 September 1862.

After the War

He was initially buried in Frederick, then reinterred (grave #1494) in the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

His service from the Roster.1 Wound and hospital details from Nelson2 and the Patient List.3 His memorial is on Findagrave.


c. 1841


09/30/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pg. 413  [AotW citation 22216]

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. 246  [AotW citation 22217]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.327  [AotW citation 22218]