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Federal (USV)


George W. Kehr

(c. 1829 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 32 year old shoemaker in Canton, MA, he enlisted as Private in Company A, 4th Massachusetts Infantry on 16 April 1861 for 3 months and mustered out on Long Island, Boston Harbor on 22 July. He reenlisted and mustered as Corporal, Company K, 20th Massachusetts Infantry on 23 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery, grave #903, during or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1829


09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3711]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 1, pg. 207; Vol. 2, pg. 582  [AotW citation 20694]