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G.W. Lovejoy

G.W. Lovejoy

Federal (USV)


George Washington Lovejoy

(1837 - 1913)

Home State: New York

Education: Rutgers Colege (1854),
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Class of 1859

Branch of Service: Medical

Unit: 4th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Son of wealthy New York City dentist John Lovejoy, he graduated from Rutgers College in 1854, then medical school in New York City with an MD in 1859. He enrolled and mustered there on 27 May 1861 as Assistant Surgeon of the 4th New York Infantry. He was promoted to Surgeon on 14 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his regiment in Maryland and treated wounded soldiers near the battlefield at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and afterward.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his regiment in New York City on 25 May 1863.

After the War

By 1871 he was a physician and dental surgeon in Montreal, Canada.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General.1 Personal details from family genealogists, the New York State Census of 1855, and the Catalogue of ... the College of Physicians and Surgeons (NYC, 1859). His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph contributed by Scott Hann.

He married Augusta Matilda Dominick (1847-1872) in May 1866.

More on the Web

See more about a notable patient at Antietam: Private Patrick Hughes of Company K, his regiment.


1837 in NY


05/31/1913; Montreal, CANADA; burial in Cimetière Mont-Royal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1898, Ser. No. 17, p. 709  [AotW citation 30483]