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Federal (USV)


William H. L. Otterson

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 59th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was 19 when he enlisted in Company K, 59th New York Infantry on 15 August 1861. He was promoted to Corporal in May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was again wounded, in action on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA, and left at the General Hospital there. He was dropped from the Company rolls in June 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the Report and extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW. His name also spelled Oterson and Otensen.


c. 1842


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 26 (for the year 1900), pg. 566  [AotW citation 8777]