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Federal (USV)

Private

George R. Everson, Jr.

(1843 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

From Altoona, PA, he mustered as Private, Company B, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves on 25 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Frosttown Gap, near Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the field but was returned home and buried at Fairview in December 1862.

References & notes

Basic service information from Bates.1 Burial detail from a news item in the Altoona Tribune of 23 December 1862 [clipping]. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

04/14/1839; Elizabethtown, PA

Death

09/14/1862 near Frosttown, MD; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Altoona, PA

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22107]