William P. Traganse was a resident of Hartford on October 16, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. A of the 1st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Cavalry. He was promoted to Corporal on January 18, 1862 and to Sergeant on November 1, 1862. He died of fever on December 22, 1863 at Baltimore, Maryland.
He is probably the William Traganza born about 1838 in Connecticut to Daniel W. and Lucy (Pease) Traganza. William Traganse probably married Astonia/Austonia C. Bennett about 1860. Her brothers, George D., Theodore F. and Seth all served in the Civil War from Mansfield.
Austonia Traganse received a widow’s pension and a guardianship pension was filed for her son in 1867.
William P. Traganse is buried at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Mansfield.