Dec. 9, 1837 Southampton Township Burlington County New Jersey, USA
Jul. 15, 1919 Mount Holly Burlington County New Jersey, USA
Civil War Union Soldier
Private William Henry Bozarth (aka William Bogarth)
William mustered in as Private in Company C, 1st NJ Cavalry on September 1, 1861, and was present at Camp Meridan Hill, DC, in defenses of Washington, D.C., and engaged at Pohick Church, Pohick Creek, Lees House - Occoquan Bridge, Seddon's Farm, Gray's Farm, Rappahannock River, and Staunton & Strasburg Rd, VA. William found cavalry life difficult and sought to become a member of the infantry.
On September 15, 1862, William mustered in as a private in Company E, 3rd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry for a 3 year term. William served at Antietam, Fredricksburg, Chansellorsville, Mary's Heights, Salem's Heights, Gettysburg, Fairfield, Williamsport, Funktown, Culpepers Camp, Rappahanock Station, and transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on November 15, 1863. On February 6, 1864, he was transferred back to the 3rd New Jersey, and served at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Tolopotomy, and Cold Harbor. When the enlistments of the original members of the 3rd NJ infantry in June 1864, and the men were mustered out, William served for a time Company F of the 15th NJ Volunteer Infantry until the re-enlisting veterans of the 3rd NJ were formed into 3 company battalion designated the 3rd New Jersey Veteran Volunteers. William then served at Petersburg, and Appomatox Court House. William was honorably discharged with his unit at Hall's Hill, VA on June 22, 1865.
William's two brothers also served in the Civil war, Joseph Bozarth (115th & 110th PA Infantry - 1844-1907 - interred at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Pemberton, NJ), and Benjamin Bozarth (5th NJ infantry - 1843-1920 - interred at St. Andrews Cemetery, Mt. Holly, NJ).
William was a resident of Southampton Township, NJ, in an area known as Bosuretown, prior to the Civil War, and a resident of neighboring towns of Buddtown, New Lisbon, Pemberton, and Mount Holly subsequent to the civil war.