George F. King 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 mustered out June 16, 1865.
The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 40 and his occupation as farmer. He is described as 5’ 8” tall with a dark complexion and dark eyes and black hair. His marital status is married.
He was born March 14, 1823 in Hampshire Mills, England to Joseph and Caroline ____ King. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 36 year old farmer in the household of Edward Hester. George King married Caroline _____ in England about 1845 and their first three children were born there. The family immigrated to Connecticut by 1853. Children include: Esther King, born about 1846, Albert King; born about 1847; Herbert King, born about 1849; Wallace King, born about 1853; George King, born about 1857; Joseph King, born about 1859; David King, born about 1861; Freddie King, born about 1863 and Eddie King, born about 1867. After the Civil War, he returned to Mansfield. George King was the farmer for the Connecticut Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home in Mansfield in the 1870 U.S. census.
On July 20, 1889, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 718,298 that was granted under certificate No. 464,732.
George F. King died on December 23, 1908 in Mansfield and is buried at the New Storrs Cemetery in Mansfield.