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G. Getty

G. Getty

Federal (USA)


George Washington Getty

(1819 - 1901)

Home State: District Of Columbia

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1840

Command Billet: Corps Chief of Artillery

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Ninth Army Corps

Before Antietam

He graduated from the USMA in 1840, was on artillery duty, and served in the Mexican and Seminole Wars. In May 1861 he was a Captain in the 4th United States Artillery, was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, and served in the Peninsula campaign. He was Chief of Artillery in 9th Corps at South Mountain.

On the Campaign

He was Chief of Artillery in IX Corps.

The rest of the War

In September 1862 he was appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers, commanded the 3rd Division/9th Corps at Fredericksburg and in the Suffolk campaign, then commanded the 2nd Division/VI Corps at the Wilderness (wounded), Petersburg, the Shenandoah Valley campaign, and to Appomattox.

After the War

He continued in career Army service mostly in artillery and retired in 1883.