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Federal (USV)


George D. East

(1838 - 1923)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old laborer from Bartholomew County, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given, and was assigned as Color Corporal and flag bearer.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot wound to the left thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Frederick, MD from 27 - 30 September, then transferred to Philadelphia. He returned to duty about 15 November 1862. He was wounded again, in the other thigh in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He returned to his Company on 15 February 1864 and mustered out with them at Louisville, KY on 1 September 1864.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital information from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1838 in KY


11/02/1923; Altoona, KS; burial in Altoona Cemetery, Altoona, KS


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 581  [AotW citation 18448]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.685  [AotW citation 18449]