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 George W. Gile

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George W. Gile

  • Birth 25 Jan 1830 Bethlehem, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 26 Feb 1896 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section 203, Lot 37
  • Memorial ID 21888

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Commissioned in the Civil War as a 1st Lieutenant in the 22nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was then commissioned in the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, eventually becoming its Colonel and commander. He was severely wounded in the leg during the Battle of Antietam. Upon partial recovery of his injury he was commissioned into the Veterans Reserve Corps as Colonel and commander of the 9th VRC. He was stationed in the defenses of Washington, DC, eventually commanding a brigade of the VRC. During the July 1864 Confederate strike against Washington, he led his brigade in the repulse of the attacking Rebels on the Nation's Capital. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on May 6, 1865 for "energy and good conduct in assisting to repel the attack upon Fort Slocum, DC". His grave is unmarked.

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  • Added: 24 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21888
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George W. Gile (25 Jan 1830–26 Feb 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21888, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .