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G.W. La Pointe

G.W. La Pointe

Federal (USV)


George W. La Pointe

(1842 - 1927)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

From Monroe County. Enlisted in Company D, Seventh Infantry, as Corporal, June 19, 1861, at Monroe, for 3 years, age 19. Promoted Sergeant Nov. 2, 1861.

On the Campaign

He was promoted Second Lieutenant at Antietam on 18 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Commissioned First Lieutenant May 20, 1863. Mustered June 18, 1863. Commissioned Captain, Company C, Sept. 21, 1863. Wounded in action at Spottsylvania, Va., May 13, 1864. Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel, Oct. 12, 1864. Brevet to Colonel US Volunteers, April 2, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services in front of Petersburg, Va. Commissioned Colonel of the 7th Michigan Infantry Nov. 11, 1864. Mustered out at Jeffersonville, Ind., July 5, 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Michigan1. Further details from family genealogists. The photograph here from one in the Archives of Michigan, found online through the Seeking Michigan2 portal.


03/14/1842; River Raisin, MI




1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 7, pp. 63 - 65  [AotW citation 12086]

2   State of Michigan, Library and Archives, Seeking Michigan, Published 2008, first accessed 28 February 2010, <>, Source page: /cdm/singleitem/collection/p4006coll3/id/788/rec/67  [AotW citation 12089]