Unknown date 1839 (New York) – July 5, 1863 (Gettysburg, PA); 23 years old
Enlisted September 9, 1862
Mustered in October 4, 1862
Unit: 28th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, Company C

Born to Henry E. (1805-1875) and Sarah A. Moore Bodwell (1807-1891). Siblings were Ruth A. (1826-1844), Esther S. Bodwell Benham (1828-1859), Mary A. (1830-1889), Henry E. (1835-1903), Hannah M. (1841-?), Georginna M. (1843-1885), and John H. (1846-1932).

Shot in the lung on July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and died of those wounds July 5, 1863.

Though William has a memorial stone in Avenue G, Union Cemetery in Norwalk, CT, according to the internet and his relatives, he is actually buried at “Schwartz’s Red Rock” in Gettysburg, PA.


Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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