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Federal (USV)


George Smith Eddy

(1842 - 1824)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farm boy from Euclid, Cuyahoga County, OH, he was a mate on the schooner Challenge on the Great Lakes before he enlisted on 22 May 1861 as a Private in Company I, 23rd Ohio Infantry. He was appointed Corporal on 31 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot that broke his left thigh bone in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged 10 May 1864 for wounds received at Antietam, and began receiving a veteran's pension later that month.

After the War

In 1870 he lived in Willoughby and was Assistant Marshal of Lake County, OH. From 1877 to 1887 he was postmaster at Willoughby, later Town Assessor and Justice of the Peace. He'd finally retired there by 1920.

References & notes

His service from the State of Ohio.1 Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1850 & 1870-1920, and a bio sketch in Harriet Taylor Upton's History of the Western Reserve (Vol. II, 1910). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sophia Amelia Lamoreaux (1839-1907) in July 1864 and they had 6 children. He married again, Martha Hubbard (1842-1924).


11/29/1842; Euclid, OH


12/08/1824; Willoughby, OH; burial in Willoughby Village Cemetery, Willoughby, OH


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 1, pp. 122 - 127  [AotW citation 8224]