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Confederate (CSV)

Private

George W. Brooke

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was from Henrico County, VA.

On the Campaign

Probably killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

Originally buried "in Mrs. Lucker's [Locker] barn field near an old well" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who has him as G.W. Brook. Further details and corrections from Adam Zimmerli, whose research sources included:
15th VA Infantry Co. A Roster at the Library of Virginia; NPS' Soldiers & Sailors Database; Virginia Military Dead2; Stotelmyer's Bivouacs of the Dead3; Southern Historical Society Papers4.

Birth

c. 1841

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4583]

2   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/vmd/>  [AotW citation 8839]

3   Stotelmyer, Steven R., The Bivouacs of the Dead: The story of those who died at Antietam and South Mountain, Baltimore: Toomey Press, 1992, pg. 82  [AotW citation 8840]

4   Southern Historical Society, and Rev. John William Jones, Robert Alonzo Brock, James Power Smith, editors, Southern Historical Society Papers, 52 Vols., Richmond: Southern Historical Society, 1876-1959, Vol. 22, pg. 49  [AotW citation 8841]