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W. F. Bode

W. F. Bode

Federal (USV)


William F. Bode

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Milwaukee, he enlisted in Company E, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 10 May 1861 and was promoted to Corporal and First Sergeant. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 16 July 1862 and promoted to First Lieutenant on 6 August.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the thigh in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam and died later the same day.

References & notes

Service information from State of Wisconsin.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a family photograph. Thanks to John Banks for the pointer to that.


c. 1841 in GERMANY


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


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. 517 - 518  [AotW citation 10364]