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Federal (USV)


William McLaughlin

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 108th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company A, 108th New York Infantry on 8 July 1862 in Rochester.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 24 October 1862 at the Carver Hospital, Washington, DC.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York.1. Wound and hospital details from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1841


10/24/1862; Washington, DC; burial in US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1903, Ser. No. 34, pg. 259  [AotW citation 25958]

2   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. 315  [AotW citation 25959]