George J Summat(1830 - 1863)
Home State: Maine
Command Billet: Commanding Detachment
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 1st Maine Cavalry, Companies H and M
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He had pre-War service ( to as late as July 1861) - parhaps 5 years - in Company K of the 5th US Cavalry, of which he'd become 1st Sergeant. He was commissioned Captain of Company H of the 1st Maine on 8 October 1861 at age 31.
In the Antietam Campaign:
In command of the cavalry detachment serving as Fifth Corps HQ Escort - consisting of Companies M and H, 1st Maine Cavalry.
The remainder of the War:
He was killed in action at Aldie, Virginia - a cavalry fight near the beginning of what became the Gettysburg Campaign - 17 June 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from Tobie1, who has his birthplace as Konigsburg. His birth year estimated from his age at enrollment.
|Place of Birth: Naumburg, GERMANY |
Death Date: 6/17/1863 Death Place: Aldie, VA
1 Tobie, Edward Parsons, History of the First Maine Cavalry, 1861-1865, Boston: Press of Emery & Hughes, 1887, pg. 578 [AotW citation 2595]
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