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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

George O. Sokalski

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born 1839.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., May 7‑28, 1861; in conducting Recruits from Ft. Carlisle, Pa., to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., June, 1861; in command of Section of Artillery on Expedition to Southeast Missouri, June 24, 1861, uniting with General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Lyon, July 5, 1861, on Grand River, Mo., and was engaged in the Action of Dug Spring, Aug. 2, 1861, — Battle of Wilson's Creek, Aug. 10, 1861, — and Retreat to Rolla, Aug., 1861; in Operations in Missouri and Arkansas, Sep., 1861, to Dec., 1862, being engaged in Gen. Fremont's Movement to Springfield, Oct., 1861, — at Sedalia, Oct. to Dec., 1861, — as Instructor of Artillery at

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Oct. 1, 1861)

Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Mo., Jan. to Mar., 1862, — as Acting Asst. Inspector-General and Aide-de‑Camp on the staff of Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.F. Steele, Mar. 6, 1862, to Feb. 8, 1865, — on General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Curtis's Movement from Batesville to Helena, Ark., May to July, 1862, participating in the Action of Round Hill, Ark., July 7, 1862, — on sick leave of absence, July 18 to Aug. 27, 1862, — shipping stores at Pilot Knob, Mo., Sep., 1862, — and at Helena, Ark., Nov.‑Dec., 1862; on the Expedition to the Yazoo, Dec., 1862, being engaged in the Assure of Chickasaw Bluffs, Dec. 27‑29, 1862, — and to Arkansas Post, which was captured, Jan. 11, 1863; in the Vicksburg Campaign, Jan. to July, 1863, being engaged in the Operations at Young's Point and Advance to Grand Gulf, Jan. to May, 1863, — Attack of Jackson, Mis., May 14, 1863, — Siege of Vicksburg, May 22 to July 4, 1863, being on board the gunboat Cincinnati when she was sunk by the guns of the place, — and Re‑occupation of Jackson, July 16, 1863; as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General to General F. Steele, in Operations in Arkansas, July, 1863, to Feb., 1864, being engaged in the Capture of Little Rock, Sep. 10, 1863, — and Expedition to Camden, Mar. to Apr., 1864, participating in several Actions, — and Battle of Jenkins' Ferry, Apr. 30, 1864; as Acting Inspector-General, 7th Army Corps, May 12, 1864, to Feb. 8, 1865; absent sick, Feb. 8 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — U. S. Volunteers, May 12, 1864, to Feb. 8, 1865)

(Captain, 2d Cavalry, Sep. 19, 1864)

June 13, 1865; on Mustering duty at Columbus, O., June 12 to Sep. 12, 1865; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Oct.‑Nov., 1865, — Ft. Kearny, Neb., Nov., 1865, — Ft. Cottonwood, Neb., Nov., 1865, to Jan., 1866; in arrest, Jan. 8 to Mar. 30, 1866; on frontier duty at Ft. Kearny, Neb., Mar.‑Apr., 1866; and in arrest, Apr. 23 to July 10, 1866.

Served: en route to join his Company at Ft. Kearny, Neb., Oct. 26, 1866, to Jan., 1867; in arrest and sick, Jan.‑Feb., 1867.

Died, Feb. 12, 1867, at Ft. Laramie, Dak.: Aged 27.

Buried, Old Mount Ida Cemetery, Troy, NY.

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