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William Henry Winsor
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Birth: Jul. 27, 1830
Kingston
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1885
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Veteran
Captain, Co. F, 18th Massachusetts Infantry

William Henry Winsor was the son of William D. and Hannah (Howard) Winsor.

He married Helen M. Ryder, age 19, daughter of W.D. and Hannah, at Plymouth on Sept. 5, 1852; she died of spinal affliction at Plymouth on Feb. 6, 1866.

William was a 30 year-old Iron Moulder from Plymouth, MA, when he was commissioned a First Lieutenant on July 15, 1861 and was mustered into the 18th Mass. Infantry, Company E on August 24, 1861. Per military records he was 5ft. 8 in. tall, with a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. William was engaged with the Regiment in the Peninsula Campaign, including the siege of Yorktown beginning in April 1862. In July 1862, he was a patient in Hygeia Gen. Hospital at Ft. Monroe, VA due to illness and was transferred to a hospital at Washington, DC on July 4th. He was promoted to the rank of Captain on Sept. 1, 1862 and placed in command of Company F. He was wounded in the head at the battle of Fredericksburg on Dec. 13, 1862, the ball striking him on the left temporal bone and fracturing the skull for three inches towards the left ear, and leaving him partially deaf in the left ear. He was treated at a temporary hospital established in a house in Fredericksburg, before he was transferred to a Field Hospital on Dec. 17, and transferred to a hospital at the St. Dennis Hotel, Washington D.C. William was subsequently discharged due to his wounds on March 13, 1863.
 
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Benning
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
 
Created by: Donald Thompson
Record added: Sep 10, 2011
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William Henry Winsor
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