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Captain William Ackerman. Co. A & Co. F.

William ACKERMAN was born in Germany about 1832 and came to New York City around 1850.

In 1855 William married Mary Jane Fallon, daughter of James Fallon and Catherine Dougherty and the couple had 5 children before William enlisted in 1861. When William was discharged in 1864 he returned to NY to father 7 more children with Mary.

William enlisted as a Private on 27th April 1861 at the age of 28. He was mustered into Company F on 3 July 1861. William was promoted to Lieutenant 1st Class in Company K on 24th September 1861, effective 25 October 1861. William was promoted to Full Captain of Company A on 22nd May 1862 effective 30 May 1862. He was wounded on 1st June 1862 at Fair Oaks, VA. He was again wounded on 4th May 1863 at Fredericksburg, VA. Mustered out on 29 June 1864 in Petersburg, VA.

Wounded twice during the war, William ACKERMAN was one of the first to enlist in the 62nd. He appears to have served Company A as its captain for most of the war. William was a carpenter by trade and practiced the trade throughout his life. William died 3 April 1899 in New York City. He was buried 9 April 1899 at Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, Queens, NY.

Additional biographical information supplied by William Ackerman's great-great grandson, Frank McCullough of California.