George Albert Wentworth Corson
married Emma Willey
ABOUT 1878/9. George Albert Wentworth Corson In 1861 resided at Farmington, New Hampshire, USA. Mustered in 27-Nov-61 as private. He was wounded on 13-Dec-1862 at Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA and discharged 20-Apr-1863 with a forwarding address of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He and Betsey were married by Elder J. Bodoe
After a research trip to the Fredericksburg battlefield, I compiled several dates for George A.W. Corson. He was, in fact, wounded at the Fredericksburg site, at the famous stone wall/sunken road area, where 8,000 union soldiers were either killed or wounded on that same day. By the account of General Nagle, which I have photocopied, on the 12th of December 1862, after 1230, 'advanced to the front on right of railroad in good order, under murderous fire from enemy artillery. After noon, crossed Rappahannock river.... on pontoon bridge - middle (helping to establish a bridge head).. At four pm, moved troops short distance down First Street running parallel to river (Sophie St) and bivouacked for the night. On the morning of the 13th, I moved farther down said street, left in front, until I came up with the right of General Getty's troops. Here I remained until 1230pm, when I, by your order, advanced to the support of General Ferrero, who was already engaged. I moved, by the right of regiments, to the front to pass obstacles, until I got to the rear of the town, where the regiments formed in line of battle. The Sixth New Hampshire, Colonel Griffin, and the Seventh Rhode Island, Colonel Bliss, advanced to the front, on the right of the railroad, in good order, under murderous fire from the enemy's artillery. The Second Maryland, Colonel Allard, Twelfth Rhode Island, Colonel Browne, and the Ninth New Hampshire, Lieutenant-Colonel Babbitt commanding, being on the left of the railroad, were moved in order, under shelter as much as possible, to the railroad cut, and from there advanced to the front. The 48th Pennsylvania, Colonel Sigfried, was for a time held in reserve. At 2:30pm, the 48th regiment was ordered to the front. The men marched under most galling fire like true veterans. The whole brigade remained in the front, and did good service until after 60 rounds of ammunition had been expended, and until they were relieved at dusk by other troops, when, by your order, my command was withdrawn in good order to the position occupied on the previous night....(lists other actions, and praises other units)... My brigade went into action with nearly 2,700 men, and my total loss amounts to 522. I herewith enclose a list of the names of the killed, wounded, and missing.'
This list is possibly found on page 132 or 182 of 'The War Of The Rebellion: A Compilation Of The Official Records Of The Union And Confederate Armies' this is a government publication from the Government Printing Office, Washington in 1888. It is Series I-Volume XXI.
1880 census for Alton, Belknap, NH
George A. CORSON Self M Male W 58 N. H. Shoe Maker N. H. N. H.
Emma J. CORSON Wife M Female W 28 N. H. Keeping House N. H. N. H.
Minnie CORSON Dau S Female W 3M N. H. N. H. N. H.
Charles CHESLEY SonL S Male W 6 N. H. N. H. N. H
Although SonL usually means Son-In-Law, wonder if it's supposed to be stepson? HOW can a son-in-law be only 6 years old?
1870 US Census for Farmington, NH:
1870, Frank (I.) Corson, as son... Farmington, NH
Geo A., 50, m, w, work for shoe mfgr, b. NH
Bestey, 43 or 49?, f, w, keeping house, b. NH
Emily, 17, f, 2, at home, b. NH
Mary E., 52?, f, w, at home, b. NH *** IF Mary Etta, shoud read '12' ***
Henry, 10, m, w, at home, b. NH (George Henry)
Frank, 6, m, w, at home, b. NH. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: Partners. He was born between April 1818 and 1820 at Milton, New Hampshire, USA
. He was the son of Joseph Corson
and Lydia Ricker
. George Albert Wentworth Corson married Betsey D. Ham
, daughter of Nathaniel Ham
and Clarissa Chamberlain
, on 22 June 1846 at Farmington, New Hampshire, USA
. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _MILT ENLISTED COMPANY D. 6TH REGT, NH VOL INF on 30 September 1861. George Albert Wentworth Corson married Eliza Bickford
on 31 October 1898. George Albert Wentworth Corson died on 21 May 1909 at Effingham, New Hampshire, USA