Today's date: December 12, 2017


William Charles Orris
Pvt., 105th Pennsylvania Infantry
1847-1915


William Charles Orris enlisted at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 3, 1863 as a private in the 63rd Regiment. The 63rd was consolidated with the 105th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. William was wounded from shell fragments at North Anna River, Virginia on May 23, 1864. He was later disabled by sunstroke while on duty in Washington, D.C. William was discharged July 11, 1865.

On March 3, 1869 in Brookville, Pennsylvania William married Anna Elizabeth Wilson. Seven children were to born to them, one being my father Warren Keith Orris.