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W. Winlack

W. Winlack

Federal (USV)


William Winlack

(1826 - 1907)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He had come to New York from Ireland in 1843, and was soon after a miner in Pennsylvania, later a mining engineer. He led the Wynkoop Artillery, which he had organized in Pottsville about 1854 (becoming Company E, 16th Pennsylvania Infantry) in 3-month service April - July 1861. He enrolled as Captain, Company E, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry on 21 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was in command of Company E at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He mustered out of service with his Company on 30 September 1864.

After the War

He had been postmaster at Coaldale at the time of his death.

References & notes

Basic information from Gould1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of his photo here, from a CDV posted by Deborah Nouzovsky.


09/09/1826; Londonderry, IRELAND


06/06/1907; Coaldale, PA; burial in Presbyterian Cemetery, Pottsville, PA


1   Gould, Joseph, The Story of the Forty-eighth : a Record of the Campaigns of the Forty-eighth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry ..., Philadelphia: Regimental Association, 1908, pp. 82 - 90, 400 - 460 (rosters)  [AotW citation 5397]