Although George Arrowsmith was born in the State of New Jersey in 1839, he
died wearing the uniform of the New York State Volunteers. A graduate of
Madison University (now Colgate University) in 1859, he enlisted in the 26th
NYSV in 1861 and became Captain of Company D. He served in the U.S.
Volunteers, and, in November of 1862, became Lt. Colonel of the 157th NYSV. He
was mortally wounded on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. These
letters are from John Applegate's Reminiscences and Letters of George
Arrowsmith..., published in 1893.
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