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Federal (USV)


George W. Pierce

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: Vermont

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Vermont Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old machinist from Brattleboro, he enlisted as a Private in Company C, 2nd Vermont Infantry on 18 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded by a piece of shell to his left knee in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, severely, by a gunshot to his right shoulder in the Wilderness, VA on 5 May 1864. He was promoted to Corporal on 6 February 1865 but discharged for disability on 13 June 1865.

References & notes

His service from Peck1 with details from his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. His wound at Antietam from Paul G. Zeller's The Second Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment (2002).


c. 1838; Gilson, NH


1   Peck, Theodore S., Adjutant General, and The Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Montpelier: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pg. 42  [AotW citation 28932]

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 28933]