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Federal (USV)


George Johnson

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 26, he enlisted in New York City for three years and mustered as Private, Company E, 51st New York Infantry on 31 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot through his lung(s) in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds, probably at a field hospital, near Sharpsburg on 23 September 1862. His widowed mother Hannah filed for a pension based on his service in March 1864.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General.1 Personal details from his mother's pension application, online from fold3.


c. 1835


09/23/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1900, Ser. No. 25, pg. 110  [AotW citation 22467]