(1823 - 1862)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 37 year old carpenter in Boston, he enlisted 21 April 1861 and was commissioned and mustered 2nd Lieutenant, Company A, 12th Massachusetts Infantry on 26 June 1861.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at Suman's and the Market Street US Army hospitals in Frederick, MD but died there of wounds on 8 October 1862.
References & notes
Service information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 Details from Cook3 and family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His monument has his death on 6 October.
He married Caroline Chamberlain (1830-1866) in Boston in February 1854 and they had 3 children: Mary Elizabeth (1854- >1910), G.W., Jr. (1857-1919), and Carrie Elizabeth (1860-1860).
12/01/1823; Corinth, VT
10/08/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Westborough, MA
1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 9 [AotW citation 6590]
2 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 #9, 36 [AotW citation 22147]
3 Cook, Benjamin F., History of the Twelfth Massachusetts Volunteers (Webster regiment), Boston: Twelfth (Webster) Regiment Association, 1882, pp. 143, 157 [AotW citation 22148]