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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

George M. Hitchcock

(1821 - 1901)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

A laborer in Medina, he enlisted in Company H, 8th Ohio Infantry as Corporal at age 25 on 6 August 1861. Appointed Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He later said ... I was never treated in an army hospital while in the service. But was treated for Rheumatism by our Regimental Surgeon. While we were at Harrisonís Landing Virginia I had Rheumatism and was treated for it by our Regimental Surgeon. This was about the last of Aug. 1862. I canít give exact date now and afterward about Sept 5, 1862 at Georgetown Md. at the time our Regiment starts for Antietam I was too ill from Rheumatism to march with the Regt. and was treated by our Surgeon and excused from the march but rode with the ammunition train and joined my Co. at Antietam the morning of Sept. 16, 1862.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 13 July 1864.

After the War

He returned to Medina and was a teamster at the 1870 Census, a Street Commissioner in 1880, and by 1900 a day laborer.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Ohio1. Details from his pension applications (one of November 1886 quoted above) and other records posted by family genealogist D. Pane-Joyce.

Birth

10/27/1821; Canfield, OH

Death

06/23/1901; Medina, OH; burial in Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina, OH

Notes

1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 2, pg. 255  [AotW citation 14871]