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Isaac Hamilton Getz
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1842
Union County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1901
Snyder County
Pennsylvania, USA

Born in the portion of Union County, PA, that became Snyder County, PA to Henry Getz, a shoemaker, and Eve Catherine Specht Getz. At 29 years of age, Isaac was drafted as a private in "New" [1864] Co. "F" of the 49th PA Vol. Inf.

Before his mustering in, he married Caroline S. Smith on 1 May 1864. They would have 10 children together after the War.

The Regiment, formed at the start of the War, had lost many men as casualties and many more when their 3 year enlistments ended (including their Colonel who resigned his commission). The remaining men, and those who re-enlisted, were consolidated into four companies of veterans (Co. A - Co. D) and the other companies (Co. E - Co. K) were reformed with new men. [With the exception of Co. I (which was regularly enlisted), these new men were draftees. Co. K, from near Pittsburgh, arrived too late to see action.]

The 49th PA was part of the 3rd Bde, 1st Div, VI Corps. Isaac arrived around 23 Aug 1864 at Harper's Ferry (Bolivar Heights) for service with the Regiment in the Shenandoah Valley with Sheridan and the Army of the Shenandoah. His first major action would have been the Battle of Opequon (a.k.a. the 3rd Battle of Winchester).

He served with the regiment on the VI Corps' return to Petersburg, VA, and was present when the regiment saw action at Hatcher's Run, the breakthrough on April 2nd, the pursuit of the Army of Northern Virginia, and the Battle of Saylor's Creek. He was promoted to Corporal on 25 May 1865 and mustered out with his Company at the end of the War.

Isaac was a charter member of the Major William H. Byers Post, No. 384 (subsequently reorganized as Post No. 612), Department of Pennsylvania, G.A.R.

He received a pension until death in 1901, 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Getz (1796 - ____)
  Eve Catherine Specht Getz (1795 - 1883)
 
 Children:
  Elmer C. Getz (1867 - 1868)*
  Carrie J Getz Pierce (1870 - 1936)*
  Minerva M Getz (1873 - 1874)*
  Lottie E Getz Dickey (1885 - 1952)*
  Roy L Getz (1888 - 1969)*
 
 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 (1843 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Brother-in-Law of Daniel J. Reigle of Co. I, 49th PA Vol. Inf.
 
Burial:
Adamsburg Cemetery
Beaver Springs
Snyder County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Jay Rarick
Record added: Sep 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59174573
Isaac Hamilton Getz
Added by: Jay Rarick
 
Isaac Hamilton Getz
Added by: Jay Rarick
 
Isaac Hamilton 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: Sep. 25, 2010
Corporal, "New" Co. F, 49th Penn. Vol. Inf., 3rd Bde, 1st Div, VI Corps, Army of the Potomac
- Jay Rarick
 Added: Sep. 25, 2010
Civil War - Union
- Jay Rarick
 Added: Sep. 25, 2010
 
 
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