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Federal (USV)

Private

George Brown

(c. 1833 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 28 year old miner, he mustered into service as Private, Company F, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves on 11 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was reported missing in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He transferred and enlisted in Company D, 6th US Cavalry on 25 October 1862 in Knoxville, MD. He was listed as a deserter on 12 July 1863 but returned, or was apprehended, on 24 September 1863. He was discharged at Wells Landing, VA on 26 June 1864 at the end of his term of service.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, with service from Bates2 and the Registers.3

Birth

c. 1833; Glasgow, SCOTLAND

Notes

1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 144  [AotW citation 16659]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22797]

3   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 142, pg. 361  [AotW citation 22798]