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Federal (USV)


George Warren Proctor

(1830 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 31 year old boatman, he enlisted on 10 September 1861 in Buffalo and mustered as Private, Company E, 21st New York Infantry the same day. He was promoted to Corporal on 12 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the side in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the "Stone House" field hospital on the Samuel Poffenberger farm near Sharpsburg, but died there of wounds on 23 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 and the Chronicles.2 Hospital detail from Nelson.3 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elizabeth Cordelia Austin (1890) in 1855 and they had 2 children.


1830; Westbrook, ME


09/18/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Saccarappa Cemetery, Westbrook, ME


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 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 273  [AotW citation 22652]

2   Mills, John Harrison, and 21st Regiment Veteran Association of Buffalo, Chronicles of the Twenty-first Regiment New York State Volunteers, Buffalo: 21st Reg't. Veteran Association of Buffalo, 1887, pg. 294  [AotW citation 22653]

3   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. 355  [AotW citation 22654]