William G Copsey

BirthFeb. 9, 1837
DeathJan. 5, 1927
CemeteryAnsley (Ansley)
PostSteedman (Ansley)
Unit3rd Wisconsin Cavalry, Company M

Private William G Copsey

Company F, 8th Wisconsin Infantry

Company M, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry

Copsey was born in Herkimer County, New York on February 9, 1837. He served with 2 Wisconsin units during the Civil War. He was living in Seneca, Wisconsin when he enlisted and was mustered in the 8th Wisconsin Infantry on August 1, 1861. Copsey served about 17 months before being discharged on January 10, 1863 for disability.

He re-entered the Union Army on January 5, 1864 as a member of Company M of the 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry. He served about 22 months and was mustered out on September 29, 1865. During his enlistment, Company M (along with several others) was assigned to the Kansas-Missouri border area. They fought at the Battle of Westport in the Kansas City area on October 23, 1864.

Copsey died on January 5, 1927. He is buried in the Ansley Cemetery in Ansley (Custer County), Nebraska. He was one of the last members of the Steedman Post (#180) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Ansley.

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