George A Kingsbury
Researcher: Glen Hartmann
George A. Kingsbury was a solider in the civil war that lived in Norfolk
Massachusetts. He was born on July 19, 1938 and his dad was named Horatio
and his mom was Adelia. On May 2nd, 1871 he got married to his wife, Luisa
M. Richardson. He was a farmer as well as his dad. His full name is George
He was apart of the 42nd regiment and he was in company B. He was in the
service for only 9 months with company B. The commander of the 42nd
regiment company B was Lieutenant Col. Joseph Stedman who was from Medfield.
The 42nd regiment was only listed for 100 days. They started out on the
“Quincy” steamer that arrived in Hilton Head South Carolina, which later
brought the troops to New Orleans.
He was later jailed in Brashear city Louisiana and later paroled and
discharged. The 42nd regiment was one of the few regiments to fill up the
quota for 300,000 men for nine months. Stedman and his troops were sent to
Bayou Gentilly, 12 miles northeast from New Orleans and near Lake
Ponchartrain, These companies were detached at different times. In June,
100 men were detached to Brashier City and attached to the battalion of the
He was later put in jail in the Brashear City jail. This was not serious
because shortly after his jail time he was paroled and discharged. On June
23 the garrison at Brashear City was captured and forty-six men of the 42nd
Regiment were also captured and among them was George. The 42nd regiment
had suffered severe losses in battles and had seen very hard service. After
the time it left at camp Readville the regiment had never been in line.
From then on it went to destinations in different transports.
George Allen Kingsbury was a dedicated solider to the 42nd and though all
that he went through with getting jailed and fighting still managed to come