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 George Abiel Washburn

George Abiel Washburn

Birth
Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 20 May 1891 (aged 64)
Walhalla, Oconee County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Section H / Lot 59
Memorial ID 19098 · View Source
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Civil War Brevet Brigadier General. Commissioned at the outbreak of the Civil War as 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster of the 4th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He then was commissioned Captain in the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery regiment, then was promoted to Major of the 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry in July 1862. He was with his regiment at the Battle of Antietam, where late in the battle his regiment supported the Army of the Potomac's IX Corps troops that had broke over the famed "Burnside Bridge" and was severely wounded in the groin during the Confederate counter attack on his corps. Being unable to serve in the field due to his wounds, he resigned his Connecticut commission in January 1863, and was appointed as a Major to the 3rd Veteran Reserve Corps. Finally, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the 20th Veteran Reserve Corps. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "meritorious services at the battle of Antietam, Maryland". Although he lived into his 60's, his grave monument erroneously states he died of his Antietam wound.

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  • Added: 19 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19098
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Abiel Washburn (23 Apr 1827–20 May 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19098, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .