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Federal (USV)

Private

George F. Leithead

(c. 1842 - 1880)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old machinist in Cohasset, he enlisted on 23 August 1861 in Company G, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left leg, side, and shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman House hospital, Sharpsburg, then sent to Frederick, MD, where he was discharged for wounds on 1 April 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his birth year as 1847

Birth

c. 1842

Death

04/10/1880; burial in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, MA

Notes

1   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. 459  [AotW citation 17865]

2   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 17866]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 287  [AotW citation 17870]