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Federal (USV)


William Stewart

(c. 1834 - ?)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: New York Light Artillery, 3rd Battery

Before Antietam

Age 25, he enlisted on 21 May 1861 in New York City and mustered as Sergeant in the 3rd Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery on 17 June. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 10 August 1861 and First Lieutenant on 1 September 1861. He was promoted to Captain when Captain Mott resigned on 21 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded his battery in Maryland. They were not engaged at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was dismissed from the service on 13 April 1863 for being absent without leave.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 and his muster roll abstract, both as William Stewart. Carman2 and other references have him as William Stuart. Also seen as William H Stewart and Steward.


c. 1834


1   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 1898, Ser. No. 15, pg. 298  [AotW citation 29455]

2   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. II, pg. 530  [AotW citation 29456]