William C. Pealsch was born in 1831.
William was 30 years old and probably living in Muskegon County, Michigan, when he enlisted in Company C. (Company C was made up largely of German and Dutch immigrants, many of whom lived on the west side of the Grand River in Grand Rapids. This company was the descendant of the old Grand Rapids Rifles, also known as the “German Rifles,” a prewar local militia company composed solely of German troopers.)
He was admitted on December 31, 1862, to Carver hospital, Washington, DC, where he died of chronic diarrhea in ward 36 on January 28, 1863. William was buried at 9:00 a.m. the following day in the Military Asylum cemetery (Soldier's Home National cemetery), section G no. 4961 listed as “William Peulsh.”
No pension seems to be available.