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Federal (USV)


George N. Boughton

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 78th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 22 on 9 November 1861 at Utica, NY, to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company B, 78th New York Infantry on 19 November.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 6 October 1862 at Aikens Landing, VA. He was promoted Corporal 1 March 1863, and hospital steward 10 May, but returned to his Company as a Corporal on 1 September 1863. He was wounded in action on 29 October 1863 at Wauhatchie, TN. He transferred to Company D, One Hundred and Second NY Infantry on 12 July 1864. He mustered out at the expiration of his term.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1, who note he also was listed as George M. Boughton. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1839


Date not known; burial in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 29 (for the year 1901), pp. 635 -695  [AotW citation 15400]