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Federal (USV)


William Berry

(1825 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company

Before Antietam

He was a 30 year old publisher in Somerville when he mustered as Sergeant on 3 September 1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant (no date), and promoted to First Lieutenant on 4 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1.


1825; Salem, MA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plan, MA


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, pp. 206 - 213  [AotW citation 2700]