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Federal (USV)

Private

George H. Cator

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 132nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company I, 132nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was severely, mortally wounded in the thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at Smoketown, MD, near Sharpsburg, on 30 October 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried on the field at Sharpsburg, later reinterred at the new National Cemetery in or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from Bates.2 Wound details from Nelson.3

Death

10/30/1862 Smoketown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3315]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 17272]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 157  [AotW citation 17273]