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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1857

Vol. II

(Born Mas.)

George Ryan

(Ap'd Ct.)


George E. Ryan: Born Apr. 19, 1836, Medway, MA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1853, to July 1, 1857, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1857.

Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1857‑58; on frontier

(Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, Oct. 31, 1857)

duty on Utah Expedition, 1858‑60, being engaged in the Capture of Utah

(Transferred to 7th Infantry, June 24, 1858)

Indians, Camp, near Box Elder, Aug. 14, 1859, — March to New Mexico, 1860, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1860, — Navajo Expedition, 1860‑61, —

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Apr. 22, 1861)

convoying trains, 1861, — and was captured July 27, 1861, at San Augustine Springs, N. M., by Texas Insurgents, and not exchanged till Aug. 27, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑64: as Adjutant, 7th Infantry, Sep. 1, 1861, to July 9, 1862; in garrison at Jefferson

(Captain, 7th Infantry, July 9, 1862)

Barracks, Mo., and on the Niagara frontier, Nov., 1861, to Oct., 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Oct.‑Nov., 1862, being engaged in a Skirmish at Snicker's Gap, Nov. 3, 1862, on the March to Falmouth, Va.; as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General, 2d Division, 5th Army Corps, Dec. 1, 1862, to Aug. 29, 1863; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, — and Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1‑3, 1863, — and Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va., July, 1863; in the Rapidan Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Oct. to Dec.,

(Colonel, 140th New York Volunteers, Aug. 29, 1863)

1863, being engaged in the Combat of Rappahannock Station, Nov. 7, 1863, — and Actions on the Rapidan and Mine Run, Nov. 24 to Dec. 1, 1863; and in the Richmond Campaign (Army of the Potomac), May, 1864, being engaged in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5‑6, 1864, — and Battle of Spottsylvania, May 8, 1864.

Killed, May 8, 1864, at the Battle of Spottsylvania, Va.: Aged 28.

Buried, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, NY.

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