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Kingsbury, George Washington


Age: 22, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 9/15/62, m/i 10/23/62, CPL, Co. K, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; comn 2LT, Co. F, 17th VT INF, 4/9/64 (4/17/64), wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/15/64, dis/wds 10/5/64; postwar 43rd US INF, retired 5/26/86

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Birth: 1840, Chester, VT
Death: 06/22/1897

Burial: Village Cemetey, Clifton Springs, NY
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 112571505


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Guber Collection off-site, VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Village Cemetery, Clifton Springs, NY

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Friendly Fire

Lieutenant George W. Kingsbury of company F, Seventeenth Infantry, was severely wounded while on picket on the night of May 15th, by a soldier of the Sixth New Hampshire, who mistook him for a rebel; and was discharged on account of his wound in October following.

George G. Benedict, Vermont in the Civil War, ii:504)


Death of Captain George W. Kingsbury

Captain George W. Kingsley, of Clifton Springs, died at his home in that place at noon yesterday, aged 56 years. He was a retired officer in the regular United States army. As a lad he enlisted as a volunteer and served through the Civil war, although severely wounded at the battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May 12, 1864. After the war he became a non-commissioned officer in the regular army, and from that position rose to the rank of captain. Twenty years ago he commanded in the Modoc Indian war in the West, and had charge of the execution of the famous Indian chief, "Captain Jack." Some thirteen years ago he was placed on the retired list of army officers, and took up his residence in Clifton Springs. A son and daughter survive him.

Source: Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle, June 23, 1897.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.