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G.M. Laughlin

G.M. Laughlin

Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

George McCully Laughlin

(1842 - 1908)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Education: Washington & Jefferson College, Class of 1863

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He left school before graduating to enlist in August 1862, and enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant in Company E, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on September 2, 1862 at the formal organization of the Regiment.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain on February 26, 1864. Honored by brevet to Major, March 29, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Quaker Road, VA". Absent, on detached service, on staff duty, at muster out in June 1865.

After the War

He joined his father's firm, the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company, Pittsburg, being vice-chair of the Board until his retirement in 1900. By the time of his death he was also president of the Keystone National Bank, and remained a director of Jones & Laughlin.

References & notes

Basic information and his picture from Porter1, with details from Bates2. Further details from his obituary in the Industrial World of 21 December 1908. His father James H. Laughlin was "a pioneer in Pittsburgh's iron and steel industries".

More on the Web

After the War he wrote [pdf] of his memory of Appomattox.

Birth

10/21/1842; Pittsburgh, PA

Death

12/11/1908 Pittsburgh, PA

Notes

1   Porter, John T. , Financial Secretary, and Charles F. McKenna, compiler & editor, Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865: Campaigns of the 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Pittsburgh: 155th Regimental Association, 1910, pp. 719 - 736  [AotW citation 13613]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 13631]