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Federal (USV)

Private

George H. Newton

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 105th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, he enlisted at Machias on 15 November 1861 and mustered as Private, Company K, 105th New York Infantry on 14 December.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the right foot in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was initially treated at the Hoffman Farm field hospital near the battlefield, then admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 21 September 1862. He died there of wounds on 16 October 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service data from the Adjutant General,2 who has him as absent, wounded in February 1863 with no further record. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List 3 and Nelson.4 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1843

Death

10/16/1862 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 3978]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1902, Ser. No. 33, pg. 1160  [AotW citation 22136]

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 #224  [AotW citation 22137]

4   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 336  [AotW citation 22138]