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Federal (USV)


William Ticknor

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From a Philadelphia family, he enlisted as Private, Company D, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 19 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the left leg in action at Antietam on 17 September.

The rest of the War

His leg was probably amputated the same day, and he died of his wounds on 15 November 1862 at the Smoketown field hospital near Sharpsburg. He was reinterred from his original burial on the field at Smoketown to the new National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Medical details from the MSHWR,2 as W. Tickner, and Nelson3, citing a casualty list in the Philadelphia Inquirer of 25 September 1862, as William Tichner. Personal details from Hunnewell's The Ticknor family in America (1919). He's not found in Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers. His memorial is on Findagrave.


11/15/1862; Smoketown, 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 4264]

2   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume 2, Part 3, pg. 266  [AotW citation 21352]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 415  [AotW citation 21353]