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Columbia Cemetery Civil War Headstone Conservation
New American Civil War Headstones
William H. Sisson
Pvt. William H. Sisson; Co. G, 41st Illinois Infantry; died 15Jan1940, 92.3 years of age
New US Department of Veterans' Affairs 'American Civil War' marker.
Set on 10 x 13 x 2.5 inch dimensioned stone footing, leveled, and plumbed.
[ Dimension sandstone provided by Tribble Stone, Boulder, CO 80302. ]

Alternative surnames 'Sissom' :Illinois Civil War Veterans Database.

William Sisson enlisted as a Private on 26July1861. William Sisson served 28+ months in Illinois 41st Infantry; Aug1861 to Dec1863. While Sisson was in service, the ILL 41 INF was engaged in three battles which had a decisive influence on a campaign and a direct impact on the course of the war:
  • Fort Donelson, Tenn, 12-16Feb1862
  • Shiloh, Tenn, 06-07Apr1862
  • Vicksburg, Miss, 22June-04July1863.

    At the Battle of Shiloh, Tenn, the Regiment fought at the "hornet's nest"; in the first day's fight, the Regiment was under fire fully 6 hours and lost about 200 in killed and wounded.

    Additionally, in the charge of Pugh's Brigade during the siege of Jackson, MS, in July1863, the IL 41 INF lost a total of 202 (59.7%) of the 338 present, killed, wounded, and prisoners.

    Sisson was discharged for wounds on 11Dec1863.

  • Regimental Losses In the American Civil War, 1861-1865, William F. Fox, 1889
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries
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