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This information from David L. Richards of Gettysburg PA, 2000
Military Service: (National Archives Compiled Military Service Records)
Enlisted in Company B, 84th PA Infantry Volunteers at age 22 on Oct 25, 1861. He served during the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, and various operations around Richmond and Petersburg in 1864.
At Fredericksburg December 13, 1862, he was even commended for bravery with specific mention in the Regimental Report written by Colonel Samuel M. Bowman, the commanding officer of the 84th.
At Chancellorsville May 3, 1863, William & several comrades were nearly captured by the enemy but made a good escape.
William was mustered out of the service December 11, 1864.
No further records of William have been found.