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Federal (USV)


William Harrington

(1820 - 1864)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 41 year old mechanic (carriage maker) in Barre, MA, he enlisted in Worcester as a Private in Company K, 21st Massachusetts Infantry on 19 July 1861. He was in a hospital in Newport News, VA in August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was detailed to the Ambulance Corps from September 1862 to at least April 1863. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 September 1863 and reenlisted on 1 January 1864. He was killed at Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864.

References & notes

His service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.

He married Mary Eliza (or Ellen) Hale (1830-1863) in October 1849. They had 3 daughters: Mary, Charlotte, and Sarah, and a son Charles.


04/17/1820; Lunenburg, MA


07/30/1864; Petersburg, VA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol, 2, pg. 643  [AotW citation 26490]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26491]