Atherton, William

Rank: Private

Unit: B Co, 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: May 8, 1845 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 30.

Occupation prior to enlistment: Laborer

Campaign: Mexican American War

Died: 9 May 1846

Age at death: 30

Cause of death: Killed in action

Location of fatality: Resaca De La Palma, Texas,

Place of interment: Palo Alto Battlefield in Brownsville, Texas