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Federal (USV)


George Scott

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Vermont

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Vermont Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, from Groton, VT, he enlisted 30 September and mustered as Private, Company B, 6th Vermont Infantry on 15 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in Maryland but died of disease at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD on 4 November 1862.

After the War

He was initially buried in a plot near the Alms House in Hagerstown, but was reinterred at the new Antietam National Cemetery in 1866-67.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1 and Peck.2 Death details from an article in the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom & Torch Light of 12 November 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Four of his brothers fought in the War: William in Company K, 3rd Vermont; Daniel W., Joseph W., and John W., also in Company B of the 6th Infantry. William enlisted in July 1861 and died of wounds in April 1862. John and Joseph enlisted in September and December 1862, transferred to Company H in 1864, and mustered out with the Company in June 1865. Daniel enlisted in December 1863 and died in March 1864 of disease. There's a note in Peck's Roster (pg. 105) about William:

William Scott, of Co. K., was the "Sleeping Sentinel" who, while the regiment was at Chain Bridge [was found asleep on guard 31 August 1861], was sentenced to be shot, and whom President Lincoln visited, and, upon investigation of the facts, pardoned ...


c. 1840


11/04/1862; Hagerstown, 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 4142]

2   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. 188  [AotW citation 17652]