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Federal (USV)


William Loafman

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 26 year old carpenter in Green County, he enlisted on 20 April 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company K, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves on 22 June 1861. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left hand and, mortally, by gunshot through his right lung in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD, on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 18 September but died of wounds there on 24 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and the Card File. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 Burial information from the cemetery History,3 as William Sopman, Company H. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1835


09/24/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22805]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #105  [AotW citation 22806]

3   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4198]