|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1832|
|Death: ||May 22, 1863|
From the "National Aegis" (Worcester, MA), 13 June 1863:
Brig. Gen. George B. Boomer, son of Rev. J. B. Boomer of this city, was shot
through the head and instantly killed at sunset on the 22d of May, while riding
on the field at the head of his column, at the siege of Vicksburg.
Gen. Boomer formerly resided in St. Louis, where he was for many years
extensively engaged in bridge building.
At the breaking out of the rebellion he raised a regiment in Missouri, and
entered with his whole soul into the struggle for the Union.
At the battle of Iuka he distinguished himself by his coolness and intrepidity,
receiving two severe wounds which disabled him for a time; but as soon as his
health would permit he returned to his command, and has participated in every
engagement during the present campaign of Gen. Grant, distinguishing himself
particularly by his gallantry at the battle of the Big Black, and receiving in
acknowledgement the rank of brevet brigadier general.
Gen. Boomer was a most exemplary young man. Good, brave and generous, he had
hosts of friends, both at the East and West, who will weap over his early but
His remains will be brought on to Worcester for interment.
Job Borden Boomer (1793 - 1864)
Nancy McClellan Boomer (1794 - 1864)
Worcester Rural Cemetery
Created by: Jim Sanders
Record added: Jan 19, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6101530
Added: Jun. 14, 2016
Added: Dec. 7, 2014
The title of Brig.General was given after death in honor of his bravery @ The Battle of The Black. George Boomer was the son of J.B.Boomer a pastor who lived on "Boomer Hill" So.Sutton Ma. in a house he built where George was born. Georges Brother was Luc...(Read more)|
Added: Jan. 20, 2013
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