George B. ElyHome State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Janesville, he enlisted in Company C, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 17 April 1861 and was commissioned Captain on 22 April.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Discharged for his Antietam wound on 21 December 1862. Appointed Assistant Paymaster, US Volunteers on 19 February 1863. Honored by brevets to Major and Lieutenant Colonel in March 1865. Mustered out in July 1866.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Wisconsin1.
1 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 355 - 356 [AotW citation 10151]
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