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Federal (USV)


William McIlvan

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted on 7 May 1861 in Adams and mustered as Private, Company G, 35th New York Infantry on 11 June.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 4 October 1862 for typhoid fever and died the same day.

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 History1. His service from the Adjutant General.2 Hospital details from the Patient List,3 as William McAlvain. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has him as Wm. McIlvane.


c. 1839


10/04/1862; 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 3895]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1900, Ser. No. 22, pg. 368  [AotW citation 22614]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #701  [AotW citation 22615]