Samuel E. Geer

Samuel E. Geer

Birth
Vermont, USA
Death 11 Aug 1891 (aged 63–64)
Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, USA
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Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, USA
Plot Sec 30 Lot 48 (owner Marietta Geer)
Memorial ID 16892962 · View Source
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Samuel Geer married Maryett Fassett. They had one daughter named Elizabeth. Elizabeth married John Henry Martin Gee and they had six children: Claudia, Ira, Edith, Maurice, Earl and Ray. John Henry Martin Gee and Elizabeth went to East Jordan, Michigan and that is their final resting place. Ray is my grandpa (Jack Gee) Samuel died in Jackson at the age of 64 and his Occupation was a Carpenter. Parents: Curus & Eliza Geer.

7th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
Organized at Monroe Mich. and mustered in Aug. 22, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C. Sept.5. Attached to Lander's Brigade, Stone's Division, Army of the Potomac to Mar., 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to Dec,, 1863 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps to July 1865.

Service- Guard duty along the upper Potomac till Dec. 1861. Near Edwards Ferry Oct. 22. Moved to Muddy Branch Dec. 4 and duty there till Mar. 1862.
Moved to Harpers Ferry, thence to Charleston and Berryville Mar. 12-15. To Harper's ferry thence to Washington D. C. Mar. 24 and to the Virginia Peninsula Mar. 27. Peninsula Campaign Apr. to Aug. Siege of Yorktown Apr. 5-May 4. WestPoint May 7-8. Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing till Aug. 16. Action at Melvern Hill Aug. 5. Movement from Harrison's Landing to Alexandria Aug. 15-28 thence to Fairfax Court House Aug. 28-31. Cover Pope's retreat from Bull Run to Washington. Maryland Campaign Sept. 6-22. Battle of Antietam Sept. 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., Sept. 22, and duty there till Oct. 30. Advance up the Loudon Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va. Oct. 30-Nov. 17. Battle of Fredericksburg. Va., Dec. 11-15. Forlorn hope to cross the Rappahannock at Fredericksburg Dec. 11. Duty at Falmouth Va., till Apr. 1863.
Chancellorsville Campaign Apr. 27-May 6. Maryes Heights. Fredericksburg, May 3 Salem Heights May 3-4 Gettysburg (Pa) Campaign June 11-July 24 Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3 Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. On detached duty at New York City during draft disturbances August 20 Sept. 12. Rejoined army at Culpeper, Va. Bristoe Campaign Oct. 9-22 Bristoe Station Oct. 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock Nov. 7-8 Mine Run Campaign Nov. 26-Dec. 2. At Stevensburg till May 1864. compaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12 Po River May 10. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloddy Angle." May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18 Siege of Petersburg June 16 1864, to April 2, 1865. jerusalem Plank road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration on north side of the James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of James at Deep Bottom Aug. 13-20. Strawberry Plains Aug. 14-18. Reams Station Aug. 14-18. Ream's Station Aug. 25. Boydton Plank Road. Hatcher's Run, Oct. 27-28.Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, Feb. 5-7 1865. Watkin's House Mar. 25. Appomattox Campaign Mar. 28-Apr. 9. Boydton Road March 30-31. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg Apr. 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House Apr. 9 Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville till May 2. Moved to Washington. D.C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 16-22, thence to Jeffersonville, Ind. Mustered out July 5, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 197 Enlisted me killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 186 Enlisted men by disease. Total 397.


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  • Maintained by: Jack Gee
  • Originally Created by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian
  • Added: 3 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16892962
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel E. Geer (1827–11 Aug 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16892962, citing Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Jack Gee (contributor 47045464) .