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 George W. Chilson

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George W. Chilson

  • Birth 1845 Michigan, USA
  • Death 18 Jan 1881 Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, USA
  • Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section A, Site 68
  • Memorial ID 14551866

Son of: Rufus & Catherine(Downes) Chilson. (submitted by Find A Grave contributor DKMac, Jan 2013)

Civil War Union Army Officer. Enlisted as a Corporal in Company F, 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry on August 15, 1862. Promoted to Full Sergeant on May 1, 1864, and to 1st Lieutenant on May 6, 1864. Served until honorably mustered out on June 30, 1865 at Detroit, Michigan.

He joined the United States Regular Army in 1866, being commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 14th Infantry on February 23. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on July 9, 1866, and was transferred to the 32nd Infantry on September 21, 1866.

He served with the 32nd Infantry until April 19, 1869, when he was transferred to the 21st Infantry regiment. From August 16, 1869 to December 15, 1870 he was unassigned, then was transferred to the 8th United States Cavalry Regiment. Promoted to Captain on December 28, 1871, he served with the 8th Cavalry until his death at Fort Duncan, Texas on January 18, 1881.

son of Catharine ? Chilson
bro. of Julius I. Chilson and Rufus W. Chilson in Decatur, IL (1881)
DECATUR DAILY REPUBLICAN (Decatur, IL) 20 Jan 1881
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"The deceased was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Belleville, Wayne County, Mich., and for nearly 10 years was a consistent member of the Episcopal Church at Detroit. His age was 36 years. He leaves a wife and two children, one a babe."

George W. Chilson...Residence Van Buren MI; 19 years old....Enlisted on 7/30/1862 at Detroit, MI as a Corporal....On 8/15/1862 he mustered into "F" Co. MI 24th Infantry... He was Mustered Out on 6/30/1865 at Detroit, MI... (Subsequent service in US Army until his death)...He was listed as:...Wounded 7/1/1863 Gettysburg, PA...Promotions:...Sergt 5/1/1864 ...1st Lieut 5/6/1864... Intra Regimental Company Transfers:...8/14/1864 from company F to company D ...
(Bev Feb 19 2007)


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  • Created by: Bob & Kathy
  • Added: 9 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14551866
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George W. Chilson (1845–18 Jan 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14551866, citing San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Bob & Kathy (contributor 46809234) .