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Federal (USV)


William Henry Hirth

(? - 1863)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From New London, he enlisted in Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 18 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the eye in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Captured in action at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863 and died while a prisoner on 7 December 1863 in Richmond, VA.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Wisconsin1.


12/07/1863; Richmond, VA


1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 359 - 364  [AotW citation 10182]