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Federal (USV)


William M. Sherman

(c. 1827 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 108th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 35, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company C, 108th New York Infantry on 23 July 1862 in Rochester.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 17 November 1862 in Washington, DC.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York,1 which says he died in Warrenton, VA. Wound detail from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1827


11/17/1862; 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. 292  [AotW citation 25962]

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. 384  [AotW citation 25963]