George A. Brooks(c. 1836 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Company Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 46th Pennsylvania Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A printer by trade, from Harrisburg, he enrolled in the three-month 25th Pennsylvania Infantry as Sergeant, Company F in May 1861. After service among the very first troops in the defenses of Washington, he was discharged with the Company on July 26 at the expiration of their term of service. On 1 September he enrolled in the new 46th Infantry, and mustered in October as Captain, Company D.
Til the end of the year, the regiment was posted along the upper Potomac River and at Harpers Ferry, and first saw action in the Shenandoah Valley in February and March 1862. Their most significant combat experience prior to the Maryland Campaign was at Cedar Mountain on 9 August, when the unit suffered 30 killed, 34 wounded, and lost six prisoners. Among the injured was Captain Brooks.
|Birth State: PA |
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, PA
1 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17>, Source page: Brooks, George A (2) [AotW citation 829]
2 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, various [AotW citation 830]
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