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G.P. McClelland

G.P. McClelland

Federal (USV)


George Pressly McClelland

(1842 - 1898)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company F, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 22 August 1862 as Corporal.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant after Antietam, and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant after Gettysburg in 1863. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on August 1, 1864 and to Captain, September 30, 1864. Honored by brevet to Major on April 1, 1865. Wounded in action at Five Forks, VA on April 1, 1865, where "his left hip was terribly shattered". He mustered out with his Company, June 2, 1865.

After the War

He moved to Davenport, IA in 1867 and was President of the Davenport Building and Loan Association.

References & notes

Basic information and his picture from Porter1, with details from Bates2. Further information from his Memorial from MOLLUS.

More on the Web

His wartime experiences were published in Your Brother in Arms : a Union Soldier's Odyssey, Robert C. Plumb, editor (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2011). Preview online from GoogleBooks.


11/11/1842; Pittsburgh, PA


12/27/1898; Davenport, IA; burial in Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport, IA


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 13617]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 13632]