George Washington Getty(1819 - 1901)
Home State: District Of Columbia
Command Billet: Corps Chief of Artillery
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Ninth (IX) Army Corps
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He graduated from the USMA in 1840, on artillery duty, and served in the Mexican and Seminole Wars. In May 1861 he was a Captain in the 4th US Artillery, promoted to LCol., and served in the Peninsula campaign. He was Chief of Artillery in IX Corps at South Mountain.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was Chief of Artillery in IX Corps.
The remainder of the War:
In September 1862 he was appointed BGen. of Volunteers, commanded the 3rd Division/IX Corps at Fredericksburg and in the Suffolk campaign, then commanded the 2nd Division/VI Corps at the Wilderness (wounded), Petersburg, the Shenandoah Valley campaign, and to Appomattox.
After the War:
He continued in career Army service mostly in artillery and retired in 1883.
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY Graduating Year: 1840
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