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G.M. Laughlin
G.M. Laughlin

Federal (USV)


George McCully Laughlin

(1842 - 1908)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
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 remainder 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, Sources, and other 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 Date: 10/21/1842    Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, PA    
College: Washington & Jefferson College    Graduating Year: 1863    
Death Date: 12/11/1908    Death Place: Pittsburgh, PA    


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]

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