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Captain William Watt Sherman - Co. H & Co. C


Captain William Watt Sherman. Co. H & Co. C.

William Watt Sherman was born 30th August, 1839 in Suffield, Connecticut. He was the 12th child of 13 to Charles and Jennet (Taylor) Sherman. He was orphaned at five years of age. He was recorded as living in New York City with an elder sister on the 1860 U.S. Census.

He enlisted as Corporal in Co. H., 22nd NYSV, on 28th May, 1862 at the age of 21. He was mustered out on 5 Sept. 1862.

He then enlisted in Co. D., 176th NYSV from 27th September, 1862 until he was discharged for promotion on 16th January, 1863.

He enlisted in the 62nd NYSV at New York, NY as a Corporal on 28th May, 1862. He was commissioned as Full Lieutenant 2nd Class on 16th January, 1863 in Co. C., 62nd NYSV. On 1st October, 1863 he was transferred from Co. C., to Co. I., 62nd NYSV.

On 1st October, 1864 he was promoted to Captain and transferred to Co. G., 62nd NYSV. William Watt Sherman mustered out 30th August, 1865 at Fort Schuyler, New York.

n William Sherman ever married and had no children.

He died 3 Dec. 1875 at Chicago, Illinois, and is buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.


Don Sherman, Jr. Extensive biographical information.

Tierney, J. (2006). "Roster of the 62nd NYSV Anderson Zouaves".