George Lucas Hartsuff

George Lucas Hartsuff

Tyre, Seneca County, New York, USA
Death 16 May 1874 (aged 43)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
Plot Section 27, Row A, Grave 3
Memorial ID 5885778 · View Source
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Civil War Union Major General. A career US Army officer, he graduated from West Point in 1852 and served on the Frontier in the Seminole War. During the Civil War, he served with distinction in the defenses at Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Pensacola, Florida. He was wounded at Antietam and for meritorious services was promoted Brigadier General in 1862. General Hartsuff served in command of the 23rd Army Corps in Kentucky, East Tennessee and in command of the Bermuda front of the works before Petersburg. After the war, he served as Adjutant-General of the Military Division of the Gulf and of the Military Division of the Missouri. In 1871, he retired from active duty as a Major General.
George Hartsuff was also a survivor of the sinking of Lady Elgin. He was one of the last passengers to evacuate the ship and miraculously survived after being in Lake Michigan for 10 hours. It was one of many near-death experiences that he endured throughout his lifetime.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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