Thursday, April 10, 2008

George Cochran

George Cochran also known as “Cochrane”, was born around 1841 in Erie County, Ohio.

George was possibly residing with a Judge Farwell and his family in Portland, Erie County, Ohio in 1850. In any case he left Ohio and eventually settled in western Michigan.

He stood 5’5” with gray eyes, brown hair and a light complexion and was a 21-year-old farmer living in Mecosta County when he enlisted in Company K on January 31, 1862 at Grand Rapids for 3 years, and was mustered the same day.

George was wounded on August 29, 1862, at Second Bull Run, and subsequently died in the field on August 31, 1862, from his wounds. He was presumably buried among the unknown soldiers whose remains were reinterred in Arlington National Cemetery.

No pension seems to be available.

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