George Herbert Crosby was a resident of Mansfield on August 11, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He died January 3, 1863 at the U.S. General Hospital in Washington, D.C.
“George Crosby, a member of Co. D, 21st Connecticut Regiment from Mansfield, died of fever in the hospital at Washington, recently.”The Willimantic Journal, Friday, Jan 9, 1863
The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 18 and his occupation as farmer. He is described as 5’ 7” tall with a fair complexion and brown hair and brown eyes.
He was born about August, 1845 in Pomfret, Connecticut to Josiah M. and Mary A. ______ Crosby. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 14 year old in the household of Sarah C. Crosby.
George H. Crosby is buried in the New Storrs Cemetery in Mansfield; the inscription states that he was 17 years and 4 months old.