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Federal (USV)


William J. Anderson

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted in Upper Merion on 31 August 1861, and mustered as Private, Company I, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 September in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Service information from the History 1 and the Card File,2 which lists him as missing on South Mountain.


c. 1840


09/14/1862; Fox's Gap, MD


1   Parker, Thomas H., History of the 51st Regiment of P.V. and V.V. ..., Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers, 1869, pg. 677  [AotW citation 23230]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23231]