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Federal (USV)


William P. Savoy

(1845 - 1862)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

From Philadelphia, PA, he enlisted in Company B, 2nd Delaware Infantry in Philadelphia on 1 June 1861 - giving his age as 18 - and mustered on 13 June in Wilmington, DE.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 at age 16.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which lists him in Company F. Service information from the Muster Out Roll2. Birthdate and additional details thanks to g-grandniece Linda Turner.




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 4129]

2   State of Delaware, Adjutant General's Office, Civil War Military records for Delaware Units, Published 1861-, first accessed 31 January 2015, <>, Source page: Muster Roll, 2nd Delaware Rgt., pp. 17-18  [AotW citation 14231]