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Federal (USV)


William Wier

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, he enlisted on 1 May 1861 at Edwards for two years and mustered as Private, Company D, 16th New York Infantry on 15 May.

On the Campaign

He was missing and presumed killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General,1 which says he was a deserter at Keedysville, MD on 17 September with no further record. His death at Antietam from Curtis.2


c. 1842


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 19, pg. 675  [AotW citation 22583]

2   Curtis, Newton Martin, LL.D., From Bull Run to Chancellorsville: The Story of the Sixteenth New York Infantry together with Personal Reminiscences, New York: GP Putnam's Sons, 1906, pg. 367  [AotW citation 22584]