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Henry Getz
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1831
Union County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1899
Snyder County
Pennsylvania, USA

Henry Getz was a shoemaker, by trade, like many of the Getz family.

He was mustered in on 12 Aug 1862 as a member of Co. F, 131st Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. in the 2nd Bde, 3rd Div, V Corps, Army of the Potomac.

The V Corps was present at (but not engaged) during the Battle of Antietam on 17 Sep 1862.

At the time of the Battle of Fredericksburg, VA, the V Corps was commanded by BG Daniel Butterfield, the 3rd Division by BG Andrew A. Humphreys and the 2nd Brigade by Col. Peter H. Allabach.

The V Corps, 3rd Division (Humphreys) assaulted Marye's Heights in mid-afternoon. The apex of the assault reached within 50 yards of the stone wall before being cut down.

As part of the V Corps, the 131st Pennsylvania also participated in the infamous "Mud March" and in the Battle of Chancellorsville, VA.

Henry Mustered out with Company F on May 23, 1863.

Henry reenlisted on 21 Sep 1864 as Private in Co. H, 199th Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. and served with the 1st Bde, 1st Div, X Corps, Army of the James and then with the 1st Bde, 1st Div, XXIV Corps, Army of the James.

As such he would have been at the siege of Petersburg, VA and the pursuit of the Army of Northern Virginia to Appomattox, VA.

Henry Mustered out for the second time with Company H on June 28, 1865.

Henry was a member of the Major William H. Byers Post, No. 384 (reorganized as Post No. 612), Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Getz (1796 - ____)
  Eve Catherine Specht Getz (1795 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Caroline Borger Getz (1833 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  Mary J. Getz Helms Beagle (1853 - 1934)*
  Daniel W. Getz (1855 - 1861)*
  John W. Getz (1858 - 1863)*
  Perry Douglas Getz (1860 - 1939)*
  George B. McClellan Getz (1865 - 1944)*
  James Irvin Getz (1867 - 1938)*
  Emma Ida Getz Schoeneshaeser (1868 - 1939)*
 
 Siblings:
  Adam Getz (1819 - 1891)*
  David Getz (1824 - 1863)*
  Margaret Getz Lantz (1827 - 1906)*
  Henry Getz (1831 - 1899)
  John J. Getz (1832 - 1908)*
  Mary Ann Getz Riegel (1833 - 1878)*
  Isaac Hamilton Getz (1842 - 1901)*
  Joseph Getz (1842 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Marker
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Troxelville
Snyder County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Jay Rarick
Record added: Jan 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64663026
Henry Getz
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Henry Getz
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Henry Getz
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Major William H. Byers Post, No. 384 (reorganized as Post No. 612), Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.)
- Jay Rarick
 Added: Jan. 25, 2011
Union Army - Civil War Pvt., Co. F, 131st Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. 2nd Bde, 3rd Div, V Corps, Army of the Potomac; * Pvt., Co. H, 199th Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. 1st Bde, 1st Div, X Corps, and then XXIV Corps, Army of the James.
- Jay Rarick
 Added: Jan. 25, 2011
 
 
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