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G.W. Creasey

G.W. Creasey

Federal (USV)


George William Creasey

(1840 - 1909)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old resident of Newburyport, MA, he enrolled at 2nd Sergeant, Company B, 35th Massachusetts Infantry, and mustered in August 1862. He was promoted to First Sergeant shortly afterward.

On the Campaign

He was in action on South Mountain and at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was in action at Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, and elsewhere. He was appointed First Lieutenant on 30 April 1863 and Captain on 6 September 1864. He was acting AAG of the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Ninth Army Corps when captured on the North Anna River, VA 24 May 1864, being then a prisoner of war to 11 March 1865 at Macon, GA and Columbia, SC. He was discharged as a paroled prisoner on 15 May 1865.

After the War

He was appointed clerk in the Custom House, Boston, and served in that position for more than 20 years. He was appointed Superintendent of the Soldiers' Home in Chelsea in 1892.

References & notes

Basic information from Carruth1. Details from his own The City of Newburyport in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 (1903) and a sketch in Graves & Steinbarger's Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1901). His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in the MOLLUS Massachuseetts Collection.2


06/22/1840; Newburyport, MA


04/03/1909; Newburyport, MA; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Newburyport, MA


1   Carruth, Sumner, and others of the Committee of the Regimental Association, History of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865, Boston: Mills, Knight & Company, 1884, Roster, pp. 9 - 12  [AotW citation 15042]

2   US Army, Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <>, Source page: Vol. 84, pg. 4239  [AotW citation 29102]