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Federal (USV)


John George Eaglesfield

(1811 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 89th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Giving his age as 40 years, he enlisted September 13, 1861 at Binghamton, to serve three years; mustered in as Sergeant, Co. K, October 21, 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 while bearing the colors.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1, who has his first name as George. Birth date and details from family genealogists, which make his actual age 50 at enlistment in 1861.


9/13/1811; Greetham, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND


09/17/1862; 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, for the Year 1901 (Issue 31), pp. 218 - 228  [AotW citation 12445]