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Federal (USV)


George L. Yost

(1840 - 1896)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 128th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, he enlisted in Reading on 8 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company K, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He returned to duty and mustered out with his Company on 19 May 1863.

After the War

In 1870 he was a day laborer in Womelsdorf, Berks County, PA and was working a farm there by 1880.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register.2 Wound detail from Nelson.3 Personal detail from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




03/02/1896; burial in Union Cemetery, Womelsdorf, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 24018]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 24019]

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. 447  [AotW citation 24020]