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G.W. Detrick

G.W. Detrick

Federal (USV)


George W. Detrick

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was 22 years old and lived on his parent's small farm at West Liberty in Logan County, OH. He enlisted in Company F of the 23rd Ohio Infantry on 5 June 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

His service from the Ohio Roster.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture is from a tintype including his brother Samuel, taken in 1861, from the Liljenquist Collection at the Library of Congress.


07/27/1838; Pendleton County, VA


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]