Home State: Missouri
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 17th United States Infantry, First Battalion
see his Battle Report
Appointed Lt Col, 1st Missouri Infantry, 24 Apr 1861;
Transferred to the 1st Missouri Light Artillery 1 Sept 1861;
Mustered out 5 Sept 1861;
Commissioned Major, 17th US Infantry 14 May 1861:
Promoted to Lt Col, 13th US Infantry, 14 Oct 1864;
Assigned to the 25th US Infantry 15 Dec 1870 and made Colonel 1 Jan 1871;
Retired 22 Apr 1892.
Cited for gallantry in action at the second battle of Bull Run Va and Chancellorsville Va.
After the War
In June, 1871 Colonel George L. Andrews was transferred with his new command, the 25th US Infantry, to Fort Davis TX. The 25th was one of the two "Colored" Regiments authorized. These were known as the "Buffalo Soldiers".
"It may also be interesting to note that Colonel Andrews, who was colonel of the regiment for over twenty years, the only colonel who ever commanded it; that during its first 22 years of existence, the whole regiment has [had] been together but fourteen days."
References & notes
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.
Date not known in RI