George Washington Shatto(1836 - 1865)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)
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
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 12154]
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