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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1848

Vol. II

(Born Md.)

George H. Steuart

(Ap'd at Large)


George Hume Steuart: Born Aug. 24, 1828, Baltimore, MD.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1844, to July 1, 1848, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1848.

Served: on frontier duty, on the March through Texas to Austin, 1848‑49, — Ft. Graham, Tex., 1849‑51, — Ft. Inge, Tex., 1851‑52, —

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Nov. 11, 1849)

Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1852, — Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1852, — Escorting Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Freeman on Inspection tour through Texas, 1853, — Clear Fork of the Brazos, Tex., 1853‑54, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1854, — Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1854, — Corpus Christi, Tex., 1854, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1854, — Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1854‑55, — Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1855, — and

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855)

Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1855; on Recruiting service, 1855; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1855, — Sioux Expedition, 1855, — Ft. Leavenworth,

(Captain, 1st Cavalry, Dec. 20, 1855)

Kan., 1855‑56, — Cheyenne Expedition, 1856, being engaged in a Skirmish near Ft. Kearny, Neb., Aug. 26, 1856, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857‑58, — Utah Expedition, 1858, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1858‑59, — Scouting to Arkansas River, 1859, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1859‑60, — Kiowa and Comanche Expedition, 1860, — and Ft. Wise, Col., 1860; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

Resigned, Apr. 22, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Farmer. — Residence, South River, Md.

Died Nov. 22, 1903, at South River, Md.: Aged 76.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1906, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he was made a Brig.‑General on Mar. 6, 1862, commanded a brigade in the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia in 1862 and 1863; and in 1864, famously, commanded the brigade of Pickett's Division that suffered the highest losses at Gettysburg.

Several websites complete the picture, e.g., a good biographical sketch at the National Park Service.

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