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Federal (USV)


William M. Hayes

(c. 1829 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 1st Maine Cavalry

Before Antietam

Age 32, from Orono, he mustered as Farrier in Company C, 1st Maine Cavalry on 20 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was listed on the Company morning report for 1 November 1862 as present and counted as fit for duty, but he died of "fever" in Frederick, MD on 10 November 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 Service from the Adjutant General,2 as William L. Hayes, and Tobie.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1829


11/10/1862; 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 3627]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pp. 468, 470  [AotW citation 20778]

3   Tobie, Edward Parsons, History of the First Maine Cavalry, 1861-1865, Boston: Press of Emery & Hughes, 1887, pg. 503  [AotW citation 25439]