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Federal (USA)


John Willsee

Home State: Unknown

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Battery B

Before Antietam

He saw service with the Battery in Utah Territory in 1860, and was a Private in the Battery as it joined the Army of the Potomac in the Fall of 1861. He was promoted to Corporal before Antietam.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

By the autumn of 1863 he was Sergeant, and commanded a gun, but went absent without leave. He returned to the Battery during an amnesty period, but was reduced to Private until Fall 1864, when he was again Sergeant.

References & notes

Basic information from Buell1. His last name also spelled Willsey.


1   Buell, Augustus, The Cannoneer: Recollections of Service in the Army of the Potomac, Washington: The National Tribune Company, 1890, pp. 18 - 20, 42, 152  [AotW citation 10480]