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Federal (USA)


William F. Russell

Home State: Minnesota

Command Billet: Commanding Detachment

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Minnesota Sharpshooters, Second Company


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

Age 30, he was commissioned Captain, 2nd Company, Minnesota Sharpshooters on 1 November 1861. Initially attached to the First U.S. Sharpshooters Regiment as Company L, he and his Company were reassigned to the First Minnesota Infantry on 30 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company, attached to the First Minnesota Infantry on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 20 February 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars.1


1   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 517  [AotW citation 21277]