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Federal (USV)


William Patterson

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 25 years, he enlisted 3 May 1861 at New York City; mustered in as Private, Company H, on 4 May to serve two years; promoted Corporal on 10 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which has him as Corporal Peterson. Service data from the Adjutant General2.


c. 1836


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, 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 4028]

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, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 735  [AotW citation 12566]