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William R. Pattangall
Captain, United States Army
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William R. Pattangall, First Maine Heavy Artillery, was killed in action on 10 May 1864 during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia.

William R. Pattangall, Company K, age 38 of Pembroke, Maine.  Married.
Promoted to Captain December 1, 1863; Killed May 19, 1864.

Courtesy of Clarence Woodcock:

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Captain William R. Pattangall
Company K - First Maine Heavy Artillery

Joined as a First Lieutenant, from Pembrook.  He was 38 years old and married.  Promoted Captain January 1, 1863,  He was an excellent officer. Though he had a strong presentment that he would be killed in the first battle, he went boldly into the thickest of the fight and died like a hero.  Killed May 19, 1864 - Spotsylvania (from The First Maine Heavy Artillery, Shaw/House, 1903).  He is buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.

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Photographs By M. R. Patterson, October 2002

Posted: 20 October 2002 Updated: 18 August 2003 Updated: 29 October 2006

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Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003