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Federal (USV)

Private

George F. Sweat

(1842 - 1862)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a student at the Boscawen Academy in 1858 and Franklin Academy in 1859. He enlisted at age 20 in Company F, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 12 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 7 October 1862 at Sharpsburg.

After the War

The George F Sweatt [sic] Post, No. 38, Grand Army of the Republic, in Franklin Falls, NH was named for him.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1.

More on the Web

See his autograph album at Heirlooms Reunited from Pam Beveridge, source of details here.

Birth

01/10/1842; Franklin, NH

Death

10/07/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, NH

Notes

1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster pp. 165 - 186  [AotW citation 13466]