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Federal (USV)


William Harrison Ashton

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old blacksmith' apprentice in Philadelphia, he enlisted there on 6 June 1861 and mustered into service as a Private in Company D, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 6 July in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File,2 as Harrison Ashton. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840; Philadelphia, PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 1, pp. 448 - 455  [AotW citation 8072]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23140]