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Federal (USV)

Captain

George J Summat

(1830 - 1863)

Home State: Maine

Command Billet: Commanding Detachment

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 1st Maine Cavalry, Companies H and M

Before Antietam

He had pre-War service ( to as late as July 1861) - parhaps 5 years - in Company K of the 5th US Cavalry, of which he'd become 1st Sergeant. He was commissioned Captain of Company H of the 1st Maine on 8 October 1861 at age 31.

On the Campaign

In command of the cavalry detachment serving as Fifth Corps HQ Escort - consisting of Companies M and H, 1st Maine Cavalry.

The rest of the War

He was killed in action at Aldie, Virginia - a cavalry fight near the beginning of what became the Gettysburg Campaign - 17 June 1863.

References & notes

Service data from Tobie1, who has his birthplace as Konigsburg. His birth year estimated from his age at enrollment.

Birth

1830; Naumburg, GERMANY

Death

6/17/1863; Aldie, VA

Notes

1   Tobie, Edward Parsons, History of the First Maine Cavalry, 1861-1865, Boston: Press of Emery & Hughes, 1887, pg. 578  [AotW citation 2595]