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W.R. Wallace

W.R. Wallace

Federal (USV)


William R. Wallace

(1838 - 1865)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 34th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was 23 years old when he enlisted on 1 May at Graysville to serve two years. He mustered in as First Sergeant of Company C, 34th New York Infantry on 15 June 1861. Appointed Second Lieutenant 25 December 1861.

On the Campaign

Present at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Promoted First lieutenant, Company D, 1 January 1863. Mustered out with company 30 June 1863, at Albany, NY. He mustered in as Captain, Company K, 186th NY Infantry on 28 September 1864, was mortally wounded in action on 2 April 1865 at Petersburg, VA. He was honored by brevet to Major of Volunteers in 1866 for bravery in that action.

References & notes

Basic information and his photograph from Chapin1. The picture probably from an original like that in the collection of the New York State Military Museum. Life dates from family genealogists. Death date on gravestone is 17 June 1866. Service detail from State of New York2 - which says he and mustered out of the 186th on 2 June 1865.


1838 in NY


04/02/1865; Petersburg, VA; burial in Ohio Cemetery, Ohio, NY


1   Chapin, Louis N., A Brief History of the Thirty-fourth Regiment N.Y.S.V. (1903), Little Falls (NY): Captain Henry Galpin CWRT, 1998, Intro., pp. 38 - 73  [AotW citation 8356]

2   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 22 (for the year 1900), pg. 274; Issue 42 (for the year 1905), pg. 792   [AotW citation 8366]