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Federal (USV)


George P. Coats

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 24th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, he enlisted 19 November 1861 in Medina for two years and mustered as Private, Company E, 24th New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on South Mountain 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Originally buried on or near the battlefield, he was removed to the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York.1 Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him in the 28th NY Infantry.


c. 1842


09/14/1862 South Mountain, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   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  [AotW citation 6228]

2   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3343]