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Federal (USV)


William Challier

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Giving his age as 32, he enlisted on 25 June 1861 in New York City and mustered as a Private in Company I, 42nd New York Infantry on 6 July. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given, and was wounded on 30 June 1862 at Glendale, VA.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 5 March 1863 at the Newton University Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

After the War

He was naturalized an American citizen in New York City on 22 October 1867.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York,1 also as William Charlier. Personal details from family genealogists; his birth name was probably Wilhelm.

He married Maria Ritter in New York City in May 1863 and they had at least 2 children.


c. 1840 in PRUSSIA


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 23 (for the year 1900)  [AotW citation 8523]