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George Alexander Forsyth
Birth: Nov. 7, 1837
Muncy
Lycoming County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 1915
Rockport
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted as Private in the Chicago Dragoons and was one of the first Illinois troops to move into the field with 600 militiamen. In September 1862, he was appointed 1st Lieutenant in the 8th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry. He attained the rank of Major and throughout the war, he served with the Army of West Virginia, the Army of the Potomac and the Army of the Shenandoah. For gallantry at Opequon and Winchester, he was brevetted Brigadier Generalm US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war he remained in the Regular Army, was appointed Major in the 9th United States Cavalry and went on frontier duty. He gained fame as an Indian fighter for the 1868 battle with the Indians at the Arickaree Fork of the Republican River. For his services in the Indian Wars he was brevetted Brigadier General US Regular Army in 1868. From 1869 to 1873, he was Military Secretary to General Philip Sheridan and in 1878 to 1881, Sheridan's Aide-de-Camp. He retired from the Army in March 1890, as a Colonel. During his life he wrote "A Frontier Fight," for Harpers Magazine 1895, "The Story of the Soldier," 1900 and "Thrilling Days of Army Life," 1902. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Natalie Sedgwick Beaumont Forsyth (1862 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  Alexander Beaumont Forsyth (1886 - 1890)*
  George Beaumont Forsyth (1894 - 1895)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1, Grave 188
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jul 14, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11355588
George Alexander Forsyth
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- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014
Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Mar. 30, 2014
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