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Federal (USV)


George Benson Dunmire

(1837 - 1905)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Education: Dickinson Seminary, Jefferson Medical College;Class Rank: 1865

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company A, 125th Pennsylvania Infantry for 9-months service on 20 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company on South Mountain and at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was in action at Chancellorsville, VA in the first week of May, and mustered out with his Company on 18 May 1863. He was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company F, 46th Regiment (Militia of 1863), organized for home defense in July and August 1863.

After the War

He graduated from the Jefferson Medical College in March 1865. He was briefly Acting Assistant Surgeon of Volunteers, and in charge of the US Army Hospital, Chambersburg, PA. He then began private practice in Philadelphia, specializing in obstetrics.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates,1 with details from Atkinson2. Details from his obituary in the New York Medical Journal (Volume 82, 1905). His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his death date as 31 October.


05/02/1837; near McVeytown, PA


11/01/1905; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Dunmire Cemetery, McVeytown, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 4, pg. 112; Vol. 5, pg. 1282  [AotW citation 15917]

2   Atkinson, William Biddle (editor), A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary American Physicians and Surgeons (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: D.B. Brinton, 1880, pg. 132  [AotW citation 15918]