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William Napton
Birth: Nov. 7, 1809
Trenton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Death: May 27, 1874
Trenton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA

Civil War Union Militia Officer. He served as Colonel and commander of the 3rd New Jersey Militia regiment, a three-month enlistment unit that was raised in immediate response to the Confederate bombardment on Fort Sumter in April 1891. He was commissioned its commander on April 27, 1861, and led it in the July 1861 First Bull Run Campaign, where it and other New Jersey units were held in reserve. He was mustered out when the unit's enlistment expired on July 31, 1861. Despite not seeing action, a number of the men under his commander rose to officer many of the subsequent infantry and cavalry regiments raised by New Jersey throughout the war. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Children:
  John Napton (1837 - 1906)*
  Sarah Napton (1839 - 1930)*
 
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Burial:
Riverview Cemetery
Trenton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section L, Lot 397-400
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Mar 09, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8487643
William Napton
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William Napton
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
William Napton
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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- Tracey Reid
 Added: May. 27, 2017
Thank you, sir for your three months service to the United States during the opening days of the American Civil War. I'm certain there were significant reasons known only to yourself why you never returned to the field thereafter. May you rest in peace,...(Read more)
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 27, 2016

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Nov. 7, 2015
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