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Federal (USV)

Assistant Surgeon

George W. Hoover

(1833 - 1875)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Education: Jefferson Medical College, Class of 1858

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 132nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Lewistown, Mifflin County, PA, he mustered as Assistant Surgeon, 132nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 August 1862.

On the Campaign

In his first combat experience he treated the wounded on the field, under fire, at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Regiment on 24 May 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and Hitchcock.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




1875; burial in Saint Marks Cemetery, Lewistown, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 21029]

2   Hitchcock, Frederick Lyman, War from the Inside : the Story of the 132nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry ... 1862-1863, Philadelphia: J.D. Lippincott Company, 1904, pp. 61, 253  [AotW citation 21030]