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Federal (USV)


George Nettleton

(c. 1832 - 1862)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

A resident of Claremont, he enlisted in Company G, 5th New Hampshire at age 29 on 12 October 1861. He was appointed Corporal, date unknown. He may have been appointed Sergeant to date from before Antietam, but was described in action there as Corporal.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

In our first rush toward the enemy Corporal George Nettleton was injured by a piece of shell, but he gallantly remained on the field and brought off the state colors of the Fourth North Carolina Regiment, showing great bravery and endurance.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of Company E on 10 November. He was again wounded, in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He died of his wounds on 23 December 1862.

References & notes

Basic information and the quote above from Child1.


c. 1832 in ENGLAND


12/23/1862; burial in Pleasant Street Cemetery, Claremont, NH


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, pp. 121 - 132  [AotW citation 13354]