William Henry Blanchard

MI 24th Infantry. - Civil War (Unit 1101) Fought in the Battle of the Wilderness and was captured by the enemy.

"Enlisted as a Private on August 6, 1862 at the age of 20 yrs. Enlisted in Company A, 24th Infantry Regiment Michigan. POW on May 5, 1864 at Wilderness, VA. Released on December 6, 1864 at Andersonville, GA. Mustered out June 30, 1865 in Detroit, MI."

GAR Post 95 Marker

Husband of Hattie L. Rumsey, father of L. Near, Charles, and Daniel. Son of Gabriel L. Blanchard and Hannah Mary Henry (Henries).