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G.A. Head

G.A. Head

Federal (USV)

Sergeant

George Alonzo Head

(1843 - 1914)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 111th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Sergeant in Company D, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry on 18 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Sergeant on 1 July 1865 and mustered out to date from 19 June 1865.

After the War

He went to Dent County, MO in 1866 and was a farmer there for the rest of his life.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to the pointer to Head from Patrick Knierman, who notes that his slight wound at Antietam was mentioned by Calvin Blanchard in a post-war memoir. His picture here from a carte de visite kindly provided by Mr Knierman from his collection.

Birth

04/11/1843; Sheffield, PA

Death

10/13/1914 Dent County, MO; burial in Blackwell Cemetery, Dent County, MO

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. III, pg. 1034  [AotW citation 21666]