George Augustus Foote, Jr.(1835 - 1869)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A farmer from Guilford, he had prior service as Private, Company C, 3rd Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (3-months, 1861). He then enlisted in Company I, 14th Connecticut Infantry on 7 August 1862, mustering as Sergeant.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He carried the colors at Antietam after Sgt. Mills was mortally wounded.
The remainder of the War:
Wounded in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862, losing a leg. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company G on 4 February 1863 (but not mustered at that rank). Discharged for disability on 17 September 1863.
After the War:
He returned to Guilford, but died relatively young at age 34, reportedly from effects of his wound.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Page1. His life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave. His picture from a portrait (retouched photo?) of unknown provenance posted online by the General Andrew Ward Cemetery Association.
|Birth Date: 05/07/1835 |
Death Date: 11/13/1869 Burial Place: Foote-Ward Cemetery, Guilford, CT
1 Page, Charles D., History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry, Meriden (CT): The Horton Printing Co., 1906, pp. 39-45, roster (pg. 374-) [AotW citation 15321]
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