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Federal (USV)


George W. Sloanaker

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted and mustered into service as a Private in Company P, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 1 January 1862 in Point of Rocks, MD.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Ward Springs field hospital on or near the Hoffman Farm near Sharpsburg, but he died there of wounds on 19 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates,1 as G.W. Sloanacker, and the Card File.2. Hospital detail from Nelson.3


c. 1840


09/19/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 1, pp. 481 - 483  [AotW citation 8120]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23151]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 389  [AotW citation 23152]