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Federal (USV)

Private

George Washington Shatto

(1836 - 1865)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
Enlisted in Company B, 42nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (13th Reserves) in Duncannon, Perry County on 6 August 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He later wrote of Antietam that the Colonel [McNeil] and Lt Allison were "Cild" and it was the "hardist fite that I ever was in."

The remainder of the War:
He transferred to 190th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers on 31 May 31 1864. Reportedly died while a prisoner of war.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic service information from Bates1 with further details from family genealogists and his gravesite on Findagrave. Thanks to GGGrandson Chuck von Schmidt for information from a wartime letter of G.W. Shatto putting him at Antietam.

Birth Date: 2/22/1836    Place of Birth: Perry County, PA    
Death Date: 3/2/1865    Death Place: Salisbury, NC    Burial Place: Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC



Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 12154]



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