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Federal (USV)


William E. Conant

(1843 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

Age 18, from Rockland, ME, he enlisted as Private, Company D, 2nd US Sharpshooters on 7 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 23 November 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Maine1 via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




11/23/1862; in MD; burial in Seaview Cemetery, Rockland, ME


1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863  [AotW citation 25026]