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Federal (USV)


William G. Shoemaker

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company L, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry.

On the Campaign

He as probably killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as William Shoemaker. His gravesite is on Findagrave, as William G. Shoemaker; he's identified there in Company L of the 72nd from a 31 October 1862 death notice. He's not found on any roster for the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry, or in the Card File under that unit.


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 4163]