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W. H. Christian

W. H. Christian

Federal (USA)


William Henry Christian

(? - 1887)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, I Corps

Before Antietam

Service Summary:
He was Private, Corporal, Sergeant, and First Sergeant in Company K, 7th NY Volunteers 5 Aug 1846 to 15 Aug 1848 (service in Mexico);
Appointed Colonel of the 26th NY Infantry 21 May 1861;
He resigned 19 Sept 1862, two days after the battle.

On the Campaign

At the head of his Brigade at the opening of the battle ... (did he run away?).

References & notes

Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.


Date not known in NY