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Federal (USA)


George Tisdale Hodges

(1841 - 1905)

Home State: Vermont

Command Billet: Commanding Company

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st and 6th United States Infantry

Before Antietam

He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 6th United States Infantry on 5 August 1861 and promoted to First Lieutenant on 27 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded Company B of the 6th US Infantry on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He was regimental Adjutant from 22 August 1863 to 1 April 1865, when he resigned his commission.

After the War

In 1879 he was a "lampist" in the US Treasury's Office of Lighthouse Inspectors and Engineers, at Key West, FL, but had that post in New Orleans, LA by 1880, and was a clerk there to at least 1891. By 1893 he was a clerk in the US Army's Quartermaster Department at Jeffersonville, IN, and was Chief Clerk for the QM at Savannah, GA in 1899. He was Chief Clerk in the Quartermaster's Department at West Point, NY by 1901 and to his death in 1905.

References & notes

His service from Heitman.1 Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1880, and the Official Register of the United States (1879-1893, 1899-1901). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Ella Augusta Brown (1845-1916) in New Orleans in February 1886.

He was nephew and namesake of Vermont state legislator and US Congressman (1856-57) George Tisdale Hodges (1789-1860).


07/16/1841; Castleton, VT


03/20/1905; Newburg, NY; burial in United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, NY


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. 533  [AotW citation 29122]