William Murdock (c. 1864)

20 January 2022

Born in Scotland, William Murdock came to America in 1855 and enlisted as a Private in Company B of the 14th Connecticut Infantry in 1862. He was slightly wounded at Antietam on 17 September 1862. He should have a mark over his left eye from that wound, but I can’t see it … a flipped image maybe?

By the end of the war he’d been promoted through all the intermediate ranks to Captain of Company A. He looks like a serious young man in this fine photograph, probably taken when he was a Lieutenant in 1864. It’s in the MOLLUS-Massachusetts Collection at the US Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.

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