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Federal (USV)


George W. Bancroft

(1843 - 1909)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Minnesota Sharpshooters, Second Company

Before Antietam

He mustered as Private, Second Company, Minnesota Sharpshooters at age 19 on 13 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded "badly, in the shoulder" in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 7 December 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


01/1843 in NY


03/30/1909; burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS


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. 121  [AotW citation 16256]

2   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 517  [AotW citation 21254]