(1839 - 1862)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry
From Beetown, he enlisted in Company C, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 22 April 1861.
On the Campaign
A color corporal, he was killed in action on 17 September 1862 in Miller's Cornfield at Antietam.
The rest of the War
He was reinterred from his original burial on the battlefield to the new National Cemetery in about 1867.
References & notes
Service information from State of Wisconsin1. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1850. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph contributed by Dennis Skalstad.
GAR Post 175 in Beetown was named for him. He's also seen in the Antietam National Cemetery History as Pvt George W Holloway, 2nd United States Infantry.
More on the Web
He also seen in a group photo from the Summer of 1862 with the rest of the Color Guard. It's posted on the blog.
1839 in IL
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 352 - 354 [AotW citation 10143]