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G.W. Greene

G.W. Greene

Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

George Washington Greene

"Wash"

(1829 - 1887)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

He moved with his family from New York to Muncietown, IN in 1830 when he was about 1 year old. By 1861 he was a tailor in his own shop in Muncie and he was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company E, 19th Indiana Infantry on 29 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain on 5 April 1863 and was captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863 and was held at Libby Prison, Richmond, VA. He was among a group of 109 officers who tunnelled out of Libby in February 1864 and escaped, but he was recaptured. He was then in prisons at Danville, VA, Macon, GA and Columbia, SC. He was paroled, date not given, and mustered out of service on 12 March 1865.

After the War

He was elected Delaware County Clerk from 1866-1875 and afterward managed his farm near Muncie.

References & notes

Service information from the Adjutant General.1 His presence at Antietam from a 29 September 1862 letter he wrote the wife (soon widow) of Private Joshua Jones of his Company. Personal details from a sketch in Haimbaugh's History of Delaware County Indiana (1924), transcribed online by Phil Harris. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a CDV in the collection of the Indiana State Library.

Birth

10/06/1829; White Hall, NY

Death

06/30/1887 Muncie, IN; burial in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, IN

Notes

1   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 2, pg. 172  [AotW citation 20671]