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Federal (USV)


George Whitefield Demaree

(1832 - 1891)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 30 year old farmer in Franklin, IN, he mustered as Private, Company F, 7th Indiana Infantry on 21 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was injured in the spine and partly paralyzed when he was hit by a gun carriage on the campaign.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital near Sharpsburg to at least 15 January 1863, and discharged for disability on 11 April 1863.

After the War

He was largely disabled for some years after the War, and walked with crutches. He was Postmaster at Franklin 1868-72 and was elected Johnson County Recorder in 1872.

References & notes

His service from Indiana1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His injury and hospital details from Nelson2 and a letter in the Indiana State Sentinel (Indianapolis) of 26 January 1863. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of further details from his obituaries in the Franklin (IN) Republican of 30 January 1891. Four of his five children and his wife all predeceased him.


08/05/1832; Franklin, IN


01/27/1891; Franklin, IN; burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, IN


1   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 4, pg. 101  [AotW citation 18605]

2   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. 186  [AotW citation 18606]