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Federal (USV)


George Kinsey

(c. 1838 - 1884)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 24 in Company D, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 6 August 1862 and mustered as Private.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Company at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in the thigh in action at Atlanta, GA on 5 August 1864, and first treated at the Twentieth Corps field hospital there. He was then in hospitals at Chattanooga and Nashville, TN, at Jeffersonville, IN, Camp Dennison, OH, and, finally, Ward Hospital, Newark, NJ, where he was discharged 3 May 1865.

After the War

He was a patternmaker living in Newark by 1875, and he began receiving a pension for his wound in November 1880. He died of liver or stomach cancer at about age 56.

References & notes

Basic information from the D Society1. His occupation from an 1875 Newark City Directory. Further details from the Congressional Record of 1888 concerning H.R. 2610, a bill for the relief of his widow Judith.


c. 1838; Haverstraw, NY




1   D Society, Veterans, Co. D 13th NJ Infantry, Historical Sketch of Co. D, 13th Regiment, N.J. Vols., Newark (NJ): D.H. Gildersleeve & Co., 1875, pg. 70  [AotW citation 17226]