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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant Colonel

William W. Hammersly

(1815 - 1888)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 128th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Lehigh County, he raised a Company of troops there and was elected Lieutenant Colonel of the 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 August 1862.

On the Campaign

The Regiment advanced through the East Woods and into the Miller Cornfield at about 6:45 am and he was severely wounded there almost immediately.

The rest of the War

His arm had been "terribly torn and mutilated", and he was unable to resume command. He resigned his commission and was discharged for disability on 31 January 1863.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and the Register.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. He's also seen as William W. Hamersley.




11/24/1888; burial in Union-West End Cemetery, Allentown, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23895]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23896]