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Federal (USV)


George B. Barney

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 108th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Rochester at age 23, and mustered in as Private, Company G, 108th New York Infantry on 25 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was again wounded, on 13 December 1862, at Fredericksburg, VA. He was discharged on 23 March 1865 near Hatchers Run, VA.

After the War

He was a farmer in Adams Basin, NY after the War.

References & notes

Basic information from Washburn's Record1, in which Mr Barney does not mention being wounded at Antietam. Service details from the State of New York2, which lists him as George R. Barney.


1   Washburn, George H., A Complete Military History and Record of the 108th Regiment N.Y. Vols., Rochester (NY): Press of E.R. Andrews, 1894, pp, 215 - 227  [AotW citation 8882]

2   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 34 (for the year 1903), pg. 180  [AotW citation 9048]