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Federal (USV)


George W. Workmeister

(c. 1822 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 39, he enlisted and mustered into service as Private, Company D, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 21 November 1861 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his knee in action at Antietam on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 27 September 1862 but died there of wounds on 17 October 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as George Werkmeister. His service from the Card File.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1822


10/17/1862; 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 4340]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23400]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #501  [AotW citation 23401]