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Federal (USA)


William West

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Battery B

Before Antietam

Private West was cited for his actions in the Summer of 1860 in combat against Indians in Utah Teritory. He was a Corporal in the Battery as it joined the Army of the Potomac in 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the thigh in action on 17 September 1862, and was later cited for bravery at Antietam by Lt Stewart in his Report.

References & notes

Basic information from Buell1. Some details from the 1860 US Federal Census for Ruby Valley, Nevada (which lists him as First Sergeant, which seems to be an error).


c. 1833 in NC


1   Buell, Augustus, The Cannoneer: Recollections of Service in the Army of the Potomac, Washington: The National Tribune Company, 1890, pp. 18 - 20, 42, 395  [AotW citation 10478]