|Death: ||May 3, 1863|
Civil War Union Army Officer. He was mustered into service in the Union Army on April 21,1861 as part of a three months enlistment regiment 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. This group of men, better known as "Birney's Zouaves" after their commander Colonel David Bell Birney, was the first regiment to leave the city of Philadelphia in uniform. When the three month enlistments ran out, George C. Spear signed up again and was mustered into three years service on August 2, 1861 as Major of the 23rd Pennsylvania. He served there until March of 1862 when the War Department transferred four companies of 23rd into the 61st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He became the Lieutenant Colonel of his new regiment, and rose to the rank of Colonel and commander. On May 3,1863, during the Battle of Chancellorsville, he was shot and killed while leading his men in the storming Marye's Heights in Fredericksburg. His body was taken and buried at a temporary location and then disinterred and buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery on June 2, 1863. (bio by: Frank P. Marrone Jr.)
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Plot: Section 36, Lot 19, Grave 5 (SW)
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Frank P. Marrone Jr.
Record added: Jan 11, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7072944
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Added: Jul. 4, 2013
In Remembrance. RIP.|
Added: May. 3, 2013
Rest in peace, sir. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. May we always honor the high price you paid for our freedom. You defended our Union against those who would have destroyed it. God bless you and the Union's G.A.R. and Navy.|
Added: May. 3, 2012
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