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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

George Washington True

(1836 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 25, from Auburn, he enlisted as Corporal in Company H, 10th Maine Infantry on 4 October 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant then commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, dates not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the right side in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated on the John Poffenberger farm near Sharpsburg, but died there of wounds on 20 September 1862.

References & notes

Early War service from the Maine Adjutant General1. Hospital detail from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

02/03/1836; Litchfield, ME

Death

09/20/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in North Litchfield Cemetery, Litchfield, ME

Notes

1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 285  [AotW citation 17384]

2   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. 417  [AotW citation 20837]