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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

George Townsend

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 24, from Alexandria, he mustered as Private, Company I, 17th Virginia Infantry on 25 April 1861. He was appointed First sergeant later in the year. He was captured in action at Frazier's Farm, VA on 30 June 1862 and held at Fort Columbus, NY and Fort Warren, Boston, MA until exchanged about 31 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from the Virginia Military Dead.1 Service and other details from Lee A. Wallace's 17th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1990) via the Historical Data Systems database.

Birth

c. 1837 in IRELAND

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/vmd/>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp  [AotW citation 18915]