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G.A. Foote, Jr.

G.A. Foote, Jr.

Federal (USV)


George Augustus Foote, Jr.

(1835 - 1869)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

He carried the colors at Antietam after Sgt. Mills was mortally wounded.

The rest 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 & 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.




11/13/1869; burial in 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]