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W. Scott

W. Scott

Federal (USV)


William Scott

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 83rd New York Infantry (9th Militia)

Before Antietam

Age 18, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company F, 9th New York Militia (83rd Infantry) on 27 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 September 1863 and was wounded for the third time, in action at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 18 May 1864. He mustered out with his Company 23 June 1864 in New York City.

After the War

He was Sergeant, Company I, of the post-War 9th NY State Militia, and Commander of the regiment's Veteran Corps 1878-1886. He led the dedication of his unit's monument at Gettysburg, PA in July 1888.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1, with post-War details from Hussey & Todd's History of the Ninth Regiment N.Y.S.M. (1889). His picture here with the kind permission of Joseph Maghe, from a CDV in his collection.


c. 1842


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, Issue 30 (for 1901), pg. 697  [AotW citation 7444]