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Federal (USV)


William Fox

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 21 year old in Hillsboro, Bad Ax County, WI. He and his younger brother Abijah enlisted there in Company I, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 10 May 1861. He was promoted to Corporal and Sergeant, dates not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 22 September 1862, probably at the US Army field hospital at Smoketown near Sharpsburg MD.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial at Smoketown, MD to the new National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service details from the Roster.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Brother Abijah (1843-1863) died of disease in Virginia in May 1863.


c. 1839 in OH


09/22/1862; Smoketown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3517]

2   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pg. 530  [AotW citation 10254]