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Federal (USV)

Private

George H. Batchelder

(1838 - 1868)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old printer in Cambridge, he enlisted 23 August 1861 in Company G, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the hand in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He mustered out at the end of his term on 28 August 1864.

After the War

Still working as a printer in Cambridge, he died of consumption (tuberculosis) at age 30 years, 7 months.

References & notes

Basic casualty information from Nelson1. Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines2 and the History.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his birth year as 1836. Details from his death notice in the Cambridge Chronicle of 26 September 1868, page 3.

Birth

02/1838

Death

09/24/1868 Cambridge, MA; burial in Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

Notes

1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 125  [AotW citation 16309]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 456  [AotW citation 17859]

3   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 145  [AotW citation 17860]