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Pvt William Henry Epley

Pvt William Henry Epley

Birth
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 Sep 1915 (aged 76)
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Pennsylvania Plot, Section G, Site #58
Memorial ID 19004689 · View Source
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PVT B 138TH PA INF DATE OF DEATH: 09/10/1915 BURIED AT: SECTION G PA SITE 41 GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK 97 TANEY TOWN ROAD GETTYSBURG, PA 17325 (717) 334-1124.
Son of George & Harriet Epley.
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The son of George & Harriet (Wentz) Epley, in 1850 he lived with his family in Cumberland Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. In 1860, he and sister Sarah lived with and/or worked for farmer Frederick Peiffer in Freedom Township, Adams County. He stood 5' 6" tall with dark hair and gray eyes and never married.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Gettysburg August 7, 1862, and mustered into federal service at Harrisburg August 16 as a private with Co. B, 138th Pennsylvania Infantry. During the final months of his service, he was detached to the brigade as a teamster, and honorably discharged with his company June 23, 1865.

A milkman found him dead in his bed. Witnesses testified to hearing his complaints of chest pain the night before, so his obituary surmised it was a heart attack even though his death certificate officially list no known reason for his death.


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WILLIAM H. EPLEY.
CO. B. 138. REGT.


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  • Created by: a mommy mouse
  • Added: 18 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19004689
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt William Henry Epley (9 Feb 1839–9 Sep 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19004689, citing Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by a mommy mouse (contributor 46575145) .