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George Franklin Bassett
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1845
Bridgewater
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1922
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Civil War Veteran. Member of the Grand Army of the Republic. Chicago Policeman, retired 1903. George Franklin Bassett, son of Seth Howard Bassett and Eliza R. Hudson.
George Franklin Bassett* residence in 1864: Westford, Wisconsin
Service Record: Civil War Enlisted : Private on 24 Feb 1864, Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment,
Blue Coats, Union Army, Wisconsin Volunteers Cavalry.
Mustered out Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 12 July 1865, Louisville, Kentucky

George Franklin Bassett's steps from Enlistment through Muster Out.
Civil War documentation was gathered regarding the 16th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry 1864-1865

Garrison duty at Vicksburg till March 4, 1864. Veterans on furlough, March and April.
Non-veterans on duty at Vicksburg till April 5, then joined the Regiment at Cairo, Illinois.
Veterans moved to Cairo, Illinois, April 20-22. Moved to Clifton, Tennessee, May 4.
March to Ackworth, Georgia via Huntsville and Decatur, Alabama and Rome, Georgia, May 5-June 8
Atlanta, Georgia Campaign, June 8 - September 8.
Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain, June 10- July 2.
Brush Mountain, June 15 Assault on Kenesaw Mountain, June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2- 5.
Howell's Ferry, July 5, Chattahoochie River. July 5 - 17 Leggett's Hill / Bald Hill, July 20- 21

Sherman's March to the Sea Battle of Atlanta, July 22. Seige of Atlanta July 22 - August 25
Battle of Jonesboro, August 31 - September 1. Lovejoy Station, September 2 - 6
Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama, September29 - November 3
March to the Sea, November 15 - December 10. Siege of Savannah, December 10 - 21.

Campaign of the Carolinas, January to April, 1965. Pocotaligo, South Carolina, January 14.
Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River, January 25. Barker's Mills, Whippy Swamp, February 1.
Salkehatchie Swamp, February 2 - 5. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto, February 9
Orangeburg, February 11-12. Columbia, February 16-17 Averysboro, North Carolina, March 16.
Battle of Bentonville, March 19 - 21. Occupation of Goldsboro, March 24.
Advance on Raliegh, April 10 - 14. Occupation of Raliegh, April 14. Bennett's House, April 26.

Surrender of Johnston and his army, March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Virginia,
April 29 - May 19. Grand Review, May 24, Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June 7.
Mustered out July 12, 1865

Database: Civil War Service Records
[See "Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861 - 1865, Vol. I, compiled by Authority of the legislature, under the direction of Jeremiah M. Rusk, Governor and Chandler P. Chapman, Adjutant General.]

[See Illinois roll of Honor - Civil War Search -Vol. I, pg. 263, Cook County]

The Chicago Telegraph, June 27, 1903 issue announces the retirement of George F. Bassett from the Chicago Police Department. His Badge # 195. 1880 United States Census shows he was a policeman at the time of the census. Thus, he was with the Chicago Police Department for over 23 years.

Place of Burial: Evergreen Cemetery on July 3rd, 1922
Undertaker: Martin Otto 10928 Michigan Avenue

* Denotes direct ancestor in the Bassett Family line. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Seth Howard Bassett (1823 - 1905)
  Eliza R. Hudson Bassett (1824 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  Kathryn Trutt Bassett (1845 - 1932)*
 
 Children:
  Della Bassett Bahls (1865 - 1939)*
  Ida Bassett (1868 - 1881)*
  George Wilbur Bassett (1872 - 1928)*
  Clara Elizabeth Bassett Beebe (1882 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Franklin Bassett (1845 - 1922)
  Alverdo Amos Bassett (1848 - 1927)*
  Byron L. Bassett (1852 - 1864)*
  Alma A Bassett Maxwell (1855 - 1930)*
  Cora May Bassett (1861 - 1864)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Father
George Bassett
1845 1922
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery and Mausoleum
Evergreen Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Northlawn Section 6
 
Created by: Charlene Patton
Record added: Apr 27, 2010
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George Franklin Bassett
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George Franklin Bassett
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- Charlene Patton
 Added: Jul. 3, 2010

- Charlene Patton
 Added: Jun. 29, 2010
We love you great grandpa George
- Charlene Patton
 Added: May. 10, 2010
 
 
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