Alcorn, William H

Rank: Private

Unit: B Trp, 2d Cavalry

Enlisted: May 26, 1898 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was 22 yrs 1 mos.

Date of birth: 1876

Hometown: Polo, Illinois

Occupation prior to enlistment: Baker

Campaign: Spanish American War

Died: 29 July 1898

Age at death: 21 or 22

Cause of death: Typhoid fever

Location of fatality: Tampa, Florida

Place of interment: Buffalo Grove Cemetery,Buffalo Grove, Ogle County, Illinois

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Note: He stood  5’6″ with blue eyes, light flaxen hair, and a fair complexion.