George Arthur Ege

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George Arthur Ege

  • Birth 15 Mar 1841 Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 30 May 1913 Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot 24, 7, 11
  • Memorial ID 616558

Born March 15, 1841, a son of Michael Peter Ege and Jane Louisa McKinney Ege. In 1854 he went from Pennsylvania to Springfield, Ohio,; later enlisted as a private in Company F, Second Regiment, Ohio Infantry, on April 17, 1861, and served until July 31, 1861, participating in the first Battle of Bull Run/Manassas, July 21, 1861. On July 12, 1862, he was commissioned first lieutenant, 17th Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery. He served under General Grant during the Vicksburg campaign, the taking of Arkansas Post, the first attempt at Vicksburg, and in all the battles preceding and final surrender of the city, forming part of the 17th Army Corps, under General A. S. Smith, Division Commander. He resigned Aug. 11, 1863, with honorable distinction. He entered the U. S. Navy, Mississippi Squadron, as Master's Mate on the Monitor Ozark, patrolling the Mississippi River, July 13, 1864, and resigned June 15, 1865 (he also participated in the Red River expedition under Admiral Porter and General Banks). In the army and navy he received meritorious mention. In the spring of 1865 he returned to his home at Springfield, Ohio, and following his Red River experience, he was engaged with the construction and building of the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division, as Commissary, Terminal, and Station Agent at Junction City, Kan. In 1876 he entered the General Accounting Department of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, at Topeka, Kan. He died on May 30, 1913 and was buried in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas. Husband of Jennie L. Dexter Ege.


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  • Maintained by: Cenantua
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 616558
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Arthur Ege (15 Mar 1841–30 May 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 616558, citing Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Cenantua (contributor 46953050) .