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Federal (USV)

Private

George Frances Blood

(1838 - 1912)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He had served in the 6th Massachusetts Militia (3 months), Company E, the Davis Guards, from 16 April - 2 August 1861. He then enlisted in Company D, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at age 23 on 23 June 1862, by then a fireman in Boston.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the face - through the nose and cheek - in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Returned to duty on 2 November 1863. Possibly wounded in the scalp in action near Atlanta about 15 August 1864. Absent sick in hospital at Worcester at muster out on 30 May 1865.

After the War

He was living in Acton, MA in 1873, but resettled in Oregon by 1876, and was a member of a GAR Post there. He applied for a Federal pension as early as 1873.

References & notes

Basic information from the Acton Memorial Library Civil War Archives and Quint1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His brother Charles Henry Blood (c. 1842-1907) was a Private in Company E, 6th Massachusetts Militia (9 months) August 1862 - June 1863.

Birth

11/27/1838; Stow, MA

Death

07/13/1912 Marshfield, OR; burial in Coos River Cemetery, Coos County, OR

Notes

1   Quint, Alonzo Hall, The Record of the Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865, Boston: James P. Walker, 1867, pp. 325 - 341  [AotW citation 14426]