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Federal (USV)


George Armstrong Simpson

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, a printer from Huntington County, he enlisted as Private, Company C, 125th Pennsylvania Infantry on 11 August 1862. He was appointed Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

The regiment's Color Sergeant, he was killed near the West Woods at Antietam while carrying the flag in action on 17 September 1862. He was shot through the head and died instantly.

After the War

His is the carved figure atop the 125th Pennsylvania monument on the battlefield at Antietam, dedicated on 17 September 1904.

References & notes

Service and monument information from Wallace1. Details from family genealogists. His brother J. Randolph Simpson was also in his Company and at Antietam.


c. 1840 in PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Wallace, William W. (Chairman), and the Regimental Committee, History of the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Philadelphia: J.B,. Lippincott Co., 1906, pp. 72, 153, 220, 250  [AotW citation 1250]