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George Creamer Traxler
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Birth: Jul. 2, 1844
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1864
Salisbury
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA

The son of Jacob Reno & Rebecca (Skelly) Traxler, in 1860 he was a farmer living in Southampton Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He stood 5' 10" tall and had dark hair and gray eyes.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Harrisburg November 27, 1861, and was destined for assignment to the 108th Pennsylvania Infantry. When the regiment failed to organize, he mustered into federal service at Harrisburg as a private with Co. B, 107th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was promoted to corporal during April 1863 and wounded in the arm at the battle of Gettysburg. Furloughed home, he remained there "72 days." He returned to the regiment at Baltimore, still unwell, and received an additional furlough for two weeks. Despite his health issues, he re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer February 29, 1864, at Mitchell's Station, Virginia, and promoted to sergeant May 1, 1864. Captured at the battle of Weldon Railroad August 19, 1864, near Petersburg, Virginia, he was incarcerated first on Belle Isle in Richmond, Virginia, then transferred to the stockade at Salisbury, North Carolina, where he died. Through it all, he maintained a diary that has survived. Strangely, his name is neither in Bates History of Pennsylvania Volunteers nor the company register.

A volunteer has reported being unable to locate the grave. 
 
Burial:
Salisbury National Cemetery
Salisbury
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: 3194
 
Created by: Dennis Brandt
Record added: Aug 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115738795
George Creamer Traxler
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