William Graham

BirthSept. 15, 1835
DeathJan. 4, 1932
CemeteryAndrew (Friend)
PostSherman (Friend)
Unit10th New York H Artillery, Company G

Corporal William Graham

Company G, 2nd Battalion Black River Artillery

Company G, 10th New York Heavy Artillery

Graham was born in New York on September 15, 1835. He enlisted in the regiment on August 20, 1862 at Orleans, New York. Graham was mustered on September 11, 1862 and served about 2 years and 9 months. He was discharged on June 23, 1865 at Petersburg, Virginia. He was promoted to corporal on July 31, 1863.

Graham joined the Union Army as a member of the Black River Artillery. The unit was organized and mustered at Sackett’s Harbor, New York on September 11, 1862. The outfit was transferred to the 10th New York Heavy Artillery on December 31, 1862. The 10th New York Heavy Artillery was assigned to garrison duty in the defense of Washington DC. On May 27, 1864 it was assigned to the Army of the Potomac and was designated as an infantry unit. General Grant’s Overland Campaign was in need of infantry troops and several artillery units were reassigned. Following the reassignment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Cold Harbor (VA) (June 5-12, 1864).

Siege of Petersburg (VA) (June 16-August 15, 1864).

Battle of Cedar Creek (VA) (October 19, 1864).

Appomattox Campaign (VA) (March 28-April 9, 1865).

Graham was captured by Confederate forces on April 2, 1865 at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia. He was returned on April 25, 1865.

He died on January 4, 1932 at the age of 96 years. He is buried in the Andrew Cemetery in Friend (Saline County), Nebraska. Graham was a member of the Sherman Post (#130) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Friend.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.