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Federal (USV)


William Smith

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 41 year old spinner in Philadelphia, he enlisted there on 16 December 1861 and mustered into service as a Private in Company B, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 7 February 1862 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He reenlisted in 1864, transferred to Company H, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry on 26 November 1864, and mustered out with them on 1 July 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates.2 Wound detail from Nelson.3


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23615]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23616]

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. 394  [AotW citation 23617]