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Federal (USV)


William G. Davidson

(1830 - 1900)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 124th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 31, he enlisted on 4 August 1862 in Media and mustered as Private, Company D, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Chambersburg, PA, returned to duty, and mustered out with his Company on 15 May 1863. He enlisted again, on 29 August 1864 in Media and mustered as Sergeant, Company B, 203rd Pennsylvania Infantry on 31 August in Philadelphia. He was absent on furlough at muster-out on 22 June 1865.

References & notes

Service information from the Register1and the History.2 Hospital detail from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/21/1830; Chester County, PA


06/07/1900; Chester, PA; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Aston, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23839]

2   Green, Robert McCay, compiler, History of the One Hundred and Twenty-fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion 1862-1863, Philadelphia: Ware Brothers Company, printers, 1907, pg. 32  [AotW citation 23840]

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. 183  [AotW citation 23841]