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Federal (USV)


George W. Van Horn

(c. 1819 - c. 1890)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 128th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 43, he enlisted in Doylestown on 8 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company C, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 14 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated in the hospital at Camp Curtin near Harrisburg, and mustered out with his Company on 19 May 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register,2 as George W. Vanhorn. Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone says that he died at age 71.


c. 1819


c. 1890; burial in Feaster Cemetery, Richboro, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 24006]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 24007]

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. 422  [AotW citation 24008]