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Confederate (CSV)


George W. Findley

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Palmetto (SC) Sharpshooters

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old farmer, he enlisted at Spartanburg Court House as a Private in Company H, Palmetto Sharpshooters on 23 (or 28) June 1861. He was wounded during the Seven Days' Battles, on 30 June 1862 and appointed 3rd Corporal by the end of August.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried in "Mrs. Kennedy's little orchard opposite her house" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 as George Fink. His service from his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3, also as George W. Finley and Finly.


c. 1840; Spartanburg District, SC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4666]