William Reeves – Private, United States Army

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Civil War Union Soldier. He enlisted at Canandaigua, New York, to serve three years in the Union Army, and was mustered in as a Private in Company C, 76th New York Volunteer Infantry on August 25, 1863.

He was wounded in action on May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Virginia, and died of his wounds on May 13, 1864, while a patient at Lincoln Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was buried the same day at Arlington, making him the first draftee ever interred there.


REEVES, WM

  • PVT 76 NY INF
  • DATE OF DEATH: 05/13/1864
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 12  SITE 99
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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