Mustered into service as a Sergeant on July 29, 1861
Born 15 October 1838
Died 01 July 1863
Buried Truitt Cemetery, Delaware Co. Indiana
Restored and new stone 2007
Burial location before cleaning the cemetery.
Sergeant East was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg while trying to save the flag. Two days after his death the offical paperwork for his promotion to 2nd. Lieutenant arrived at the regiment.