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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III

(Born N. J.)

George W. Deshler

(Ap'd N. J.)


George Wagener Deshler: Born July 30, 1844, New Brunswick, NJ.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1864, to June 15, 1868, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 15, 1868.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., Sep. 30, 1868, to Apr. 20, 1869, — Ft. Ontario, N. Y., Apr. 21, 1869, to Jan. 22, 1870, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to Mar. 23, 1870, — Ft. Ontario, N. Y., to Oct., 1872, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to Oct., 1873, — Charleston, S. C., to Oct., 1874, — Jackson

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Mar. 1, 1875)

Barracks, La., to May 12, 1875, — and Ft. Barrancas, Fla., to July 28, 1875.

Died, July 28, 1875, at Ft. Barrancas, Fla.: Aged 31.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1876, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, FL.​b

Thayer's Notes:

a Lt. Deshler's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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b The dates on his modern government-provided tombstone are in error. The first date shown on the tombstone is the date not of his birth but of his death, as we read here and in his AOG obituary. The second date is a mystery to me; it may be that of a reinterment or of the order for the new tombstone.

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