William A. McCoy, Private,  Co. A, 175th Ohio Infantry


  • March 23:  William Allen McCoy is born to parents Isaac and Comfort McCoy in Highland County, Ohio.


  • August 4:  William McCoy and Margaret Montgomery are married in Highland County, Ohio.


  • July 23:  The United States Federal Census taken in Franklin Township, Adams County, Ohio show William, a farmer, living with his new wife Margaret.


  • June: William A. McCoy registers for the draft.


  • August 23:  William enlisted in the US army with friend Jacob Wisecup.  
  • September 10:  Mustered into the 175th Ohio.
  • November 30:  Fought in the Battle of Franklin. He was killed in action. He is buried at Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
  • ***William’s youngest daughter Rachel McCoy was born 4 months to the day after her father died. William’s friend Jacob Wisecup married Margaret McCoy and took care of her and the McCoy children.***