(1840 - 1915)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 20, he enlisted and mustered into service for 3 months as a Private in Company C, 19th Pennsylvania Infantry on 27 April 1861 in Philadelphia. He mustered out with that Company on 29 August, enlisted again, and mustered into service as a Private in Company C, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 19 September in Philadelphia. He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in his left thigh at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was admitted to Bonsall's US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 1 October and sent on to Baltimore on 8 October 1862. He was listed as "not accounted for" on his Company's muster-out roll. He enrolled for the third time, on 30 August 1864, and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company E, 202nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 4 September. He was discharged on a Surgeon's Certificate on 4 April 1865.
After the War
He was active in Allentown church, veteran, and fraternal groups, was one of the first letter carriers there (before 1885), and was a salesman at the C. A. Dorney Furniture Company for 30 years. At 75 years old, he "suffered for several months from a complication of diseases" and died on Christmas Day, 1915.
References & notes
His service from the Card File 1 and Bates.2 Wound and hospital information from the Patient List.3 Personal details from family genealogists, the History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania (Vol. II, 1914), and his death notice in The Allentown Leader of 27 December 1915. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Anna Susan Butz (1840-1912) and they had 4 children (and 9 grandchildren). His brother Amos George (1836-1919) served in the 27th Pennsylvania Infantry, lived nearby in Allentown, and married George's wife's sister Lydia Ann.
09/14/1840 in PA
12/25/1915 Allentown, PA; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown, PA
1 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17> [AotW citation 23438]
2 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 23439]
3 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #269 [AotW citation 23440]