|Death: ||Nov., 1864|
Private, 8th Illinois Cavalry, Co. K
Son of J. & Elizabeth A. DeForrest
William was from Afton, Illinois when he enlisted in the 8th Illinois Cavalry on Oct. 4, 1864 at Marengo, Ill. He was mustered in there on Oct. 8, 1864. The following personal characteristics were recorded about him: he was a 28 year old farmer, standing 5'9" and with brown hair, grey eyes and a fair complexion. He was born in New York.
There are several differences between the gravestone and the records. One is the spelling of his surname, another is his age. He is listed as dying at Camp Stoneman in Washington DC on Nov. 9, 1864 but his gravestone says he died on Nov. 22.
Arlington National Cemetery
Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Jan 09, 2008
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