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Federal (USV)


George S. Heaney

(1840 - 1908)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a locomotive engineer at the start of the War. He enlisted in Company C, First New Jersey Infantry on 8 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap.

The rest of the War

He was discharged at US Army General Hospital, Frederick, MD on 6 March 1863 from wounds; arm amputated.

After the War

He was a telegraph operator for the Reading Company for nearly 40 years and lived in Norristown, PA.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New Jersey1, which lists him as George S. Heany. Details from his death notice in the Reading (PA) Times of 31 December 1908. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




12/1908; Norristown, PA; burial in Riverside Cemetery, Norristown, PA


1   State of New Jersey, Adjutant-General's Office, and William Scudder Stryker, Adjutant General, Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876, Vol. 1, pp. 72 - 80  [AotW citation 14531]