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Federal (USV)


George Horton

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 21 year old miner in Bedford, he enlisted there on 4 September 1861 and mustered as Corporal, Company F, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves on 6 October 1861 at Tenleytown, DC.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on the field on 19 September 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried on the battlefield but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File. Burial information from the cemetery History,2 which has him as George Carton, died on 17 September. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840


09/19/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. I, pp. 774-775  [AotW citation 1412]

2   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3303]