William L. Mosier
Corporal William L. Mosier
CPL William L. Moshier, 2nd great-granduncle of brother Louis Mosier, enlisted in Company E, 12th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment in October 1861. In February 1862, the Regiment moved to Ft Leavenworth, Kansas before moving to Columbus, Kentucky in June 1862 to repair the Mobile & Ohio Railroad. November 1862 found the 12th Wisconsin engaged in General Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign with operations along the Central Mississippi.
CPL Moshier was on detached duty frpm Aug 14th
- Oct 7th, 1864 caring for wounded LT Thayer at Marietta, GA. In November 1864, CPL Mosier & the 12th Wisconsin began their "March
to the Sea" with General Sherman with the Siege of Savannah, Georgia in December.
The 12th Wisconsin engaged in several actions in 1865 to include: Campaign of the Carolinas to April; Pocotaligo, SC (4 casualties), Bentonville, NC (3 casualties), Occupation of Goldsboro, Occupation of Raleigh, and Bennett's Place where they witnessed the surrender of Johnston's Army. The regiment then participated in the May 1865 Grand Review of the Army in Washington D.C. before being mustered out of service in June.