George Ranney MyersHome State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 18th New York Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Ogdensburg, New York, he had been appointed to West Point in July 1856, but could only attend til January 1857. He then studied law.
He was mustered into service with the 18th NY at 24 years of age, on May 17, 1861 at the rank of Major. On November 11, 1861, when Colonel William A. Jackson died of disease, LCol William H. Young was made Colonel of the 18th, and Myers was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. In June 1862, he contracted typhoid fever at Gaines Mill, VA.
Myers returned to the Regiment when Colonel Young resigned on August 15, 1862 and assumed command of the 18th . He was still in poor health.
The remainder of the War:
He was appointed Colonel December 9, 1862, and mustered out with the Regiment May 28, 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.
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