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Federal (USV)


William E. Gray

(c. 1813 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 29th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 38, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 29th Ohio Infantry on 28 September 1861. He transferred to Company K on 14 December 1861 and was promoted to Corporal that date. He was appointed Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was in Maryland with his Company, but was shot in his left thigh by the Provost Guard in Frederick, MD on 10 December 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 10 December but died there of on 19 December 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service and the circumstances of his death from the Roster.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1813


12/10/1862; Frederick, 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 3570]

2   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pg. 390  [AotW citation 25207]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #359  [AotW citation 25208]