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G.C. Spear

G.C. Spear

Federal (USA)


George C Spear

(1822 - 1863)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He was appointed Major of the 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry on 21 April 1862 for 3 month service, then re-mustered for 3 years on 2 August. He transferred along with 4 Companies of the 23rd and mustered into the 61st Pennsylvania Infantry as Lieutenant Colonel 6 March 1862. He was promoted to Colonel on 1 June 1862.

On the Campaign

In command of the Regiment on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He was killed in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863.

References & notes


1822 in PA


05/03/1863 Chancellorsville, VA; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 13232]