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George's history:Following a very limited schooling and working on his father & grandfather's farm, George B. enlisted in the Union Army on 15 Dec 1861 (age 19). He was assigned to company F, 62nd Regiment, IL Vol Inf. The 62nd was organized at Anna, Illinois then moved to Cairo, IL. The regiment served in TN and MS, where George was stricken with a nearly fatal case of "Typhoid Fever". When he recovered, he re-joined his company at Little Rock, AR and then to Indian Territory.
George learned to read and write in the Army, became 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lt., Provost Marshall, and was discharged as a Captain on 6 Mar 1866.
George and his wife started on 30 acres south of hutsonville. In 1871 they traded this land for a farm NW of Hutsonville, where they lived for 66 years.
Adjutant General's Report:George enlisted as a Corporal on 15 Dec 1861. Mustered in 10 April, 1862. Promoted to 2nd Lt 11 Jul 1863, but his commission was cancelled. Promoted to Sergeant after re-enlisting as a Veteran 28 Dec 1863. Promoted to 1st Lt. 1864.
Promoted to Captain in 1865. Transferred out as part of a unit consolidation.
Residence: Hutsonville, Crawford Co. Illinois.
History above sent "indirectly" from Estelle Black to Grant Hayes.
Other info on this page from Ann J. Everingham and Adj Gen Report from Jim Admire