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Federal (USV)


William Shoop

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, he enlisted on 9 May 1861 in Buffalo and mustered as Private, Company E, 21st New York Infantry on 20 May.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the abdomen or chest in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the field hospital on the Hoffman farm near Sharpsburg and was probably sent to a US Army hospital in Washington DC, but died there of wounds on 14 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General,1 his New York Muster Roll Extract, online from fold3, and the Chronicles.2 Hospital detail from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842; Erie County, NY


09/18/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC


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. 20, pg. 285  [AotW citation 22655]

2   Mills, John Harrison, and 21st Regiment Veteran Association of Buffalo, Chronicles of the Twenty-first Regiment New York State Volunteers, Buffalo: 21st Reg't. Veteran Association of Buffalo, 1887, pg. 294  [AotW citation 22656]

3   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. 386  [AotW citation 22657]