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Federal (USV)


William Severance

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 25, he enlisted 22 May 1861 in Company I, 23rd Ohio Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Basic information from State of Ohio1. Details from family genealogists.

His brother Gersham was mortally wounded at Antietam while serving in the 60th New York Infantry on 17 September and died near the battlefield on 22 September 1862. Two other brothers survived their service: Charles Henry Severance (1837-1913) served 1861-65 in Company A, 60th New York Infantry and Benjamin Franklin Severance (1843-1911) was in Company G, 14th New York Heavy Artillery 1863-65.


c. 1836; St. Lawrence County, NY


09/14/1862; Fox's Gap, MD


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. 127  [AotW citation 8234]