Garret Bush was a native of Pinebrook, New Jersey. We don’t know much about him other than that he was a private in the 7th New Jersey Volunteers in Company C, and that he lost several fingers on his left hand during the Battle for the Peach Orchard at Gettysburg. He was 18 years old at the time of the battle.

According to obituary records, he died at the age of 73 on March 12, 1918.

He is buried in Denville Cemetery in Denville, New Jersey. A Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) plaque accompanies his grave.