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Federal (USV)


William Henry Harrison Liggett

(1840 - 1863)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 19 year old farm hand on his father James' place in Washington Township, Homes County, OH. He enlisted on 30 May 1861 as a Private in Company H, 23rd Ohio Infantry. He was appointed Sergeant on 17 July 1861 but reduced to Private again on 24 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 3 December 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Roster.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

I initially confused him with his first cousin William Harrison H Liggett (11/06/1840-04/12/1864), also of Holmes County, OH, who also enlisted in Company H of the 23rd Ohio on 30 May 1861, as Harrison H Liggett. He transferred to Company G and died in April 1864, probably in Charleston, VA (now WV). He's buried in Lakeville, OH. His parents were Jeremiah Liggett and Hannah McGee.

More on the Web

Griff has posted a collection of letters our Liggett wrote wrote home in 1861 to Shared & Spared.


11/08/1840; Holmes County, OH




1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pg. 119  [AotW citation 8215]