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Federal (USV)


George Clinton Ames

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted on 13 May 1861 in Watkins Glen and mustered as Private, Company I, 23rd New York Infantry on 16 May.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown hospital near the battlefield but died there of wounds on 7 or 9 October 1862.

References & notes

Hospital information from Nelson.1 His service from the Adjutant General.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




10/07/1862; Smoketown, MD; burial in Thomas Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA


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. 114  [AotW citation 16132]

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, Ser. No. 20, pg. 432  [AotW citation 22627]