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Emmitsburg's Civil War Soldiers

(Company C, Cole’s Cavalry)

Private William A. Fraley


War Record

Private. Enlisted on October 30, 1862. Mustered out of service on June 28, 1865

Additional Information

William was born in August of 1846 in Maryland according to the 1900 Emmitsburg Census. During the outbreak of the Civil War, William enlisted when he was 16 years of age. His occupation after the Civil War was listed as a "Moulder". He was living with his sister, Sarah Elizabeth, brothers Thomas & George, and a niece Maud Derr.

The 1910 Census shows them living on West Main Street and head of household for his three siblings and niece. He and George are both "Moulders" and Thomas is a blacksmith.

Additional Reading on the Fraley Family