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Federal (USV)


William C. Cranston

(? - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 63rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 35 at enlistment. Mustered in as private, Company H, on October 19, 1861. Promoted to corporal on July 1, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded - thigh - in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds on September 20, 1862, at Sharpsburg.

MSHWR: [Supposed identical with] "W. Crawton H 63 NY Primary amputation in the upper third of the femur for shot injury, on September 17, 1862. He died on September 22, 1862."

References & notes

Basic information from McLernon1.


09/20/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Antietam, Maryland; September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2001  [AotW citation 2432]