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 George Percy Ihrie

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George Percy Ihrie

  • Birth 6 Oct 1827 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 26 Feb 1903 Asbury Park, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Section A, Lots 359-361
  • Memorial ID 35746673

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served a majority of his Civil War service as an aide and Assistant Inspector General on the staff of Ulysses S. Grant. After the war started he was commissioned a Lieutenant Colonel of the 3rd California Volunteer Infantry, but soon was tabbed to serve with General Grant in the Western Theatre of operations. As part of his staff he participated in the campaigns along the Mississippi River that culminated in the capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi in July 1863. Promoted to Colonel, he remained in the western Theatre as the Commissary of Musters for the Department of the Tennessee. He was given a brevet of Brigadier General, US Volunteer on march 15, 1865, but he declined the honor. Two years later, on March 2, 1867, he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Regular Army for "gallant and meritorious services during the late rebellion, at the siege of Corinth, at Iuka, battle of Corinth, Tallahatchie, advance on Grenada, Humboldt, and siege of Vicksburg". After the war he remained in the Regular Army, and retired with the rank of Major in 1873.

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  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 11 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35746673
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Percy Ihrie (6 Oct 1827–26 Feb 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35746673, citing Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .