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G.W. Detrick

G.W. Detrick

Federal (USV)


George W. Detrick

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company F of the 23rd Ohio Infantry on 5 June 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He was 22 years old.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September.

References & notes

Photograph here is from a tintype including his brother Samuel taken in 1861, from the Liljenquist Collection at the Library of Congress. Service details from the Ohio Roster1.




09/14/1862; Fox's Gap, Maryland; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pg. 105  [AotW citation 7824]