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Federal (USV)


George W. George

(c. 1832 - 1873)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

From Amherst, he enlisted for State service at age 29 in the Milford Volunteers on 25 April 1861 as a Private, and was elected Sergeant, Captain George H. Gillis' Company about 12 June. He was discharged 12 July at Ft. Constitution (New Castle, NH). He enlisted in Company I, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 18 September 1861 and mustered as First Sergeant on 15 October. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 1 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 7 March 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Child1 and Ayling.2 His wound detail from Nelson.3 Thanks to Jonathan Colcord for the pointer to his gravesite on Findagrave, and for noting his headstone has him in Company H.


c. 1832; Amherst, NH


12/02/1873; Washington, DC; burial in Old Cemetery, Henniker, NH


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster, pp. 67 - 83  [AotW citation 13397]

2   State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, Vol. 1, pg. 235; Vol. 2, pg. 1206  [AotW citation 17723]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 221  [AotW citation 17724]