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 George Deforest

George Deforest

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Death 1 Apr 1901
Burial Bath, Steuben County, New York, USA
Plot B, 8, 16
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Memorial ID 570234 · View Source
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GEORGE DeFOREST was born about 1826, was 36 years old, and probably resided in the town of Wheatland, Monroe County, New York when he enlisted in the 108th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry on July 12, 1862 at Rochester, Monroe County, New York to serve three years. On July 23, 1862, he mustered in as a Private in Company ‘C’. He was with the regiment when it left Rochester for the seat of war on August 19, 1862. He was promoted to Corporal in November or December 1862. On December 13, 1862, he suffered a gunshot wound during the Battle of Fredericksburg. He was a Corporal when he was discharged for disability on May 4, 1863 at Utica, Oneida County, New York.
After the war, DeForest resided in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. On January 31, 1899, he was admitted to the the New York State Soldiers and Sailors Home in Bath, Steuben County, New York for complications from the gunshot wound he received at Fredericksburg, described in the Home records as “r. Sfi/v”. Since the war, he also suffered from “H.D.” (heart disease?), rheumatism, paralysis of the left side, and piles. He was described as age 73 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall with a ruddy complexion, black hair and black eyes. He could not read or write, his religion was Protestant, his occupation was a carpenter, and he was married. His nearest relative was a sister, Mrs. Eunice Durham, who lived in Knoxville.
George was discharged on July 27, 1899 but he was readmitted on March 19, 1901. He died at the Soldiers and Sailors Home on April 1, 1901 from “senile infirmity cellultitis of deg.”. DeForest is buried in Section B, Row 8, Site 16 at the Bath National Cemetery in Bath.


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  • Maintained by: Brian Burkhart
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 570234
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Deforest (unknown–1 Apr 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 570234, citing Bath National Cemetery, Bath, Steuben County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Brian Burkhart (contributor 47173423) .