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Federal (USV)


George L. Aab

(c. 1840 - 1895)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He came to America about 1859. At age 21 years he enlisted at New York City to serve two years and mustered in as Private, Company B, 20th New York Infantry on 6 May 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Hospital, Sharpsburg, MD. He mustered out with his Company on 1 June 1863.

After the War

He was a member of the GAR in New Jersey by 1879, and Commandant of the Hexamer Post #34 in Newark in 1883, which, incidentally, did its business in German. By 1881 he had a business as an engraver and chaser in jewelry in Newark, NJ.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1 with service from the Roster2. Details from a sketch in Richard Edwards' Industries of New Jersey: Essex County including City of Newark (1882).


c. 1840 in GERMANY


01/20/1895; burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ


1   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. 110  [AotW citation 16072]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Serial No. 20, pg. 1  [AotW citation 16559]