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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

George C. Whitfield

(1832 - 1863)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company D, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 30 July 1862 and mustered as First Sergeant on 25 August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the thigh in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was treated in hospitals in Frederick, MD and Philadelphia, PA. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company A on 1 November 1862, and returned to his Company on 23 February 1863. He was wounded again, in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863, and died of wounds at Fredericksburg, VA on 6 May.

References & notes

Basic information from Toombs1. Service from Stryker.2 Further details from a brief bio in Historical Sketch of Co. "D", 13th Regiment, N.J. Vols (1875) by members of the "D" Society. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

03/02/1832; Belleville, NJ

Death

05/06/1863; Fredericksburg, VA; burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ

Notes

1   Toombs, Samuel, Reminiscences of the War ... the Thirteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, Orange (NJ): The (Orange) Journal, 1878, pp. 21 - 22  [AotW citation 7847]

2   State of New Jersey, Adjutant-General's Office, and William S. Stryker, Adjutant General, Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876, pp. 629, 640  [AotW citation 17156]