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Federal (USV)


George C. Hill

(1835 - 1876)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 25 year old blacksmith in Shirley, MA, he enlisted in Worcester as a Sergeant in Company D, 21st Massachusetts Infantry on 19 July 1861. He was detailed as Ordnance Sergeant from 30 August to the end of the year. He was promoted to First Sergeant on 2 March 1862, commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 21 June, and to First Lieutenant on 28 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain on 25 September 1862 and resigned his commission on 25 April 1863.

References & notes

His service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Harriet S "Hattie" Carr (was Moore, later Joy; 1842-1925) in October 1872.


06/1835; Alexandria, NH


01/12/1876; Westford, MA; burial in Village Cemetery, Shirley, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 614  [AotW citation 26492]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26493]