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Federal (USV)


George W. Brewster

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Private, Company G, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 18 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

George Brewster, good natured and portly, with whom I chatted that morning, seated on his knapsack nibbling away at an ear of roasted corn, died bravely in the front rank of battle.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1. The quote above from the History.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His birth date calculated from his age at death: 24 years, 2 months, and 15 days.




09/14/1862; Fox's Gap, MD; burial in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23038]

2   Albert, Alan D., editor, and Comrades of the Regimental Association, History of the Forty-fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Williamsport (Pa): Grit Pub. Co., 1912, pg. 54  [AotW citation 23039]