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Confederate (CSV)


George Headler

(c. 1829 - ?)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 32 year old laborer, he enlisted as Corporal in Company C, 5th Louisiana Infantry on May 20, 1861 in Bayou Disaire. He was promoted to 4th Sergeant in February 1862, and 3rd Lieutenant in July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted Captain of Company G, probably on the resignation of Edward J. Jones on 30 October 1862. He was absent, wounded until at least December 1862. By January 1863 he was under arrest in Richmond, VA on order of Colonel Forno. He was discharged by sentence of a Court-Martial - cashiered - on 4 February 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1, who also lists him as George Hedtler. Further details from Bergeron2.


c. 1829 in GERMANY


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 238  [AotW citation 13979]

2   Bergeron, Jr., Arthur W., Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units, 1861-1865, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1996, pg. 82  [AotW citation 13994]