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Federal (USV)


William Reeder

(c. 1822 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 39 year old puddler in Centre County, he enlisted there on 16 August 1861, and mustered into service as Private, Company A, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 September in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Fox's Gap on on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds, place and date not given.

References & notes

Service information from the Bates1 and the Card File.2. Details from family genealogists.

He married Julian Ginter (1829-1906) in October 1850 and they had 7 children.


c. 1822; Howard, Centre County, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23070]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23071]