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Federal (USV)


George S. Buzzard

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old blacksmith, he enlisted in Norristown on 9 September 1861 and mustered as Private, Company A, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 September in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He reenlisted on 1 January 1864, was promoted to Corporal, date not given, and mustered out with his Company on 27 July 1865 in Alexandria, VA.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 His service from the Card File.2


c. 1843; Northumberland County, 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. 151  [AotW citation 17053]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23105]