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Federal (USA)


George Trenchard Ingham

(1839 - 1899)

Home State: New Jersey

Education: Union College, Class of 1860

Command Billet: Company Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th United States Infantry, First Battalion

Before Antietam

He was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company I, 4th New Jersey Infantry on 25 April 1861 and mustered out on 2 June. He was then commissioned First Lieutenant, 11th United States Infantry to date from 14 May 1861. He was on mustering duty in Boston, MA to November 1861 and joined his regiment at Perryville, MD in March 1862 and was with them on the Peninsular Campaign. In August he served on General George Sykes' staff as acting aide de camp (ADC).

On the Campaign

He commanded Company G, 11th US Infantry on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Captain and ADC, US Volunteers in November 1862 and was with General Sykes in action at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the Mine Run campaign. In March 1864 he was ordered to Fort Leavenworth, KS and was on duty there until he resigned his commission on 9 August 1864. He was honored by brevets to Captain and Major on 13 March 1865 for his war service.

After the War

He lived in Atlantic City, NJ. He fell down a flight of stairs while attending the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) national encampment in Philadelphia, PA in September 1899 and did not recover.

References & notes

Military service from Heitman,1 the Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New Jersey (1862), and Henry.2 His command at Antietam from Reese.3 Details from Union College Alumni in the Civil War, 1861-1865 (1915) and his death notice in The Shield (1900), the journal of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity. His birth and death places from his membership in the MOLLUS Pennsylvania Commandery. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


06/19/1839; Salem, NJ


10/31/1899; Atlantic City, NJ; burial in Saint Johns Episcopal Churchyard, Salem, NJ


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 563  [AotW citation 21488]

2   Henry, Guy Vernor, Military Record of Civilian Appointments in the United States Army, 2 Volumes, New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1873, Vol. 1, pg. 348  [AotW citation 21490]

3   Reese, Timothy J., Sykes' Regular Infantry Division, 1861-1864: A History of Regular United States Infantry Operations in the Civil War's Eastern Theater, Jefferson (NC): McFarland&Company, Inc., 1990  [AotW citation 21489]