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Federal (USV)


George W. Beesley

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old sawyer in Jackson County, he mustered as Private in Company H, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the right arm/elbow in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD, then in Alexandria, VA. He was discharged for wounds there on 30 December 1862. He enlisted again and mustered as Corporal, Company C, 145th Indiana Infantry on 27 January 1865. He mustered out on 21 January 1866 in Cuthbert, GA.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Brown,2 who has him as George W. Beasley, and the Historical Data Systems database.


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. 127  [AotW citation 16344]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 610  [AotW citation 18698]