George Franklin Whitfield(1830 - 1870)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was commissioned Captain of the North Carolina Guards on 17 April 1861; they later became Company C, 27th North Carolina Infantry.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was present in command of Company C at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was appointed Major on 1 November and Lieutenant Colonel on 5 December 1862. He was wounded in action on 3 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA and promoted to Colonel to date from 11 January 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Wilson1. Some detail from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. His picture from Clark2. Service dates from the Roster3, with further information from family genealogists.
|Place of Birth: Wayne County, NC |
Death Place: La Grange, NC
1 Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15 [AotW citation 9848]
2 Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 2, pg. 425 [AotW citation 9987]
3 Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 18 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-, Vol. VIII [AotW citation 10067]
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