George D. Justin, Civil War Soldier
Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee
George D. Justin.
Born in South Deerfield, Mass.,___Son of George K. Justin,___by occupation a Clerk,___Unmarried,___at the age of 23 enlisted for three years in the 10th. Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols._Company F.___Sworn into service June 21st., 1861.
January 15th. 1862 he received a furlough of ten days, the regiment being then in camp at Brightwood, and visited his friends in Chicopee. With this exception only, he participated in all the movements and engagements of the Tenth until the Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1st., 1862. In that contest, during a slight skirmish between Co. F and a rebel company, he received a severe wound in the shoulder, the ball passing down his back along the spinal column, and lodging just above the hips. He attempted to reach his regiment, which had fallen back, but his strength failed him, and he fell into the hands of the enemy. After remaining two days in a barn near the battle field, he was sent by boat to Hospital on David's Island, N.Y. Harbor, arriving July 19th.___From that time he rapidly declined, and died August 22nd. 1862. His remains were brought to Springfield, and buried, August 27th., by the side of his comrade, young Strickland of Springfield, who had died a few days before from the effect of a fatal wound, received in the same battle.