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Federal (USA)

Private

George Drinkwater

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Vermont

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 12th United States Infantry, First Battalion

Before Antietam

A 20 year old farmer, he enlisted in Company E of the 12th US Infantry at Burlington, VT on 4 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was sick on the Campaign and died of typhoid fever at a hospital in Frederick, MD on 2 November 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Register.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1842; Shelbourne, VT

Death

11/02/1862 Frederick, 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 3444]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 54, pg. 313  [AotW citation 24721]