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Federal (USV)


George H. Church

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

From Middletown, PA, he enlisted on 18 April 1861 as Private, Company G, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves.

On the Campaign

He was wounded, contused in the right side in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Stone House Hospital on the J. Poffenberger farm near Sharpsburg and returned to duty. He was severely wounded in the left leg 13 December 1862 in action at Fredericksburg, VA, his leg was amputated, and he was discharged for wounds on 19 March 1863.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 Details from Bates2 and the Medical and Surgical History of the Civil War.3


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. 161  [AotW citation 17474]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 25117]

3   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870  [AotW citation 25118]