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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III
p97
2195

(Born O.)

George A. Garretson1

(Ap'd O.)

40

George Armstrong Garretson: Born Jan. 30, 1844, New Lisbon, OH.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1863, to June 17, 1867, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 17, 1867.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Wayne, Mich., Oct. 1, 1867, to Aug. 6, 1868; on Signal Duty in Chief Signal Office, Washington, D. C., Aug., 1868, to Apr. 1, 1869, — and Acting Signal Officer, Department of the Lakes, Apr. 1 to June, 1869; and on leave of absence, June, 1869, to Jan. 1, 1870.

Resigned, Jan. 1, 1870.

Civil History. — Merchant, 1870‑73. Banker, 1873‑90. Cashier and Vice-President of the Second National Bank of Commerce, Cleveland, O. Aide-de‑Camp, with the rank of Colonel, of the Governor of Ohio, 1880‑84. Captain, Ohio Militia, since 1884.

Vol. IV
p172
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — President of the National Bank of Commerce, Cleveland, O. — Resigned as Captain Ohio Militia, 1892. — Senior Vice-Commander, Military Order of the Loyal Legion U. S. (Ohio Commandery), 1899.

Military History. —

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, May 27, 1898)

Assigned to command of 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 2d Army Corps, June 5, 1898, at Camp Alger, Va. — Sailed for Cuba with brigade, July 5, 1898, to reinforce General Shafter at Santiago. — Landed at Siboney, Cuba, on July 11, 1898. — Ordered to employ on board U. S. transport p173Yale, to await result of armistice just declared. — After capitulation of Santiago, joined General Miles's expedition to Puerto Rico. — Landed at Guanica, P. R., with two regiments of brigade, July 25, 1898. — Commanded portion of brigade (seven companies 6th Massachusetts Infantry and one company 6th Illinois Infantry), in action with Spanish troops near Yauco, P. R., July 26, 1898, when the enemy were driven back and evacuated city of Yauco, leaving the terminal of the railway to Ponce in our hands, and causing the surrender of the city of Ponce two days later. — Participated in Puerto Rican campaign until the signing of the Peace Protocol, marching with brigade as far north as the city of Utuado. — After cessation of hostilities, relieved from duty in Puerto Rico. — Sailed for the United States, Sept. 7, 1898.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, Nov. 30, 1898)

Vol. V
p142
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — In action at Guanica, Porto Rico, —, 1898, and for services, recommended for promotion to Major-General of Volunteers.

Civil History. — President of The Bank of Commerce, National Association; First Vice-President, The Guardian Savings & Trust Company; Trustee, Western Reserve University; Director, The Cleveland Electric Railway Co.; Director and Chairman of Board, The Great Lakes Towing Company; Treasurer, The Montreal Mining Company; Director, The Citizens Savings & Trust Company; Director, The Wheeling & Lake Erie R. R. Co.; Director, The Cleveland Stone Company; Treasurer, Cleveland Sub‑division Ohio Branch, American National Red Cross, all of Cleveland, Ohio. — Residence, Cleveland, Ohio.

Vol. VI
p127
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(George Armstrong Garretson, Born Jan. 30, 1844.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 17, 1867.

Resigned, Jan. 1, 1870.

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, May 27, 1898.

Honorably Discharged, Nov. 30, 1898.

Civil History. — President of The Bank of Commerce, National Association; First Vice-President, The Guardian Savings & Trust Company; Trustee, Western Reserve University; Director, The Cleveland Electric Railway Co.; Director and Chairman of Board, The Great Lakes Towing Company; Treasurer, The Montreal Mining Company; Director, The Citizens Savings & Trust Company; Director, The Wheeling & Lake Erie R. R. Co.; Director, The Cleveland Stone Company; Treasurer, Cleveland Subdivision Ohio Branch, American National Red Cross, all of Cleveland, Ohio.

Died Dec. 8, 1916, at Cleveland, Ohio: Aged 73.

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1917.

Buried, Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, OH.


The Author's Note:

1 George A. Garretson, before becoming a Cadet, served as a Private of 84th Ohio Volunteers.


Thayer's Note:

a His full name and date of birth are from Tract No. 96, The Western Reserve Historical Society (October 1916), p23.


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