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Federal (USV)


George Mercer

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Montgomery County he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company C, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 13 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

His arm was amputated, probably at a field hospital near the battlefield and he was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 1 October, but he died there of wounds on 19 October 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. His service from Bates.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/19/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3916]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22460]