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Federal (USV)


George Hawksby

(c. 1829 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He came to America, probably with his brother William, as "a young man." Then age 32, he enlisted on 22 May 1861 in New York City, and mustered in as a Corporal in Company D, 42nd New York Infantry on 22 June. He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

His service from the State of New York1 and his Muster Roll Extract in the NY State Archives, via fold3, also as George Hawksley or Hawkby. Personal detail from Cairncross C. Downey's History of the Protestant Downeys ... also of the Hawksby family ... (1931). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His brother William (1837-) was 2nd Lieutenant of Company K, 44th Mississippi Infantry (1862-65). He lost an arm at Atlanta in 1864 and was later Chief of Police in Natchez, MS.


c. 1829; Manorhamilton, County Leitrim, IRELAND


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 23 (for the year 1900)  [AotW citation 8543]