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Lieut John George Distler

Lieut John George Distler

Birth
Monroe County, Ohio, USA
Death 13 May 1905 (aged 63)
Lewisville, Monroe County, Ohio, USA
Burial Lewisville, Monroe County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 6288427 · View Source
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Lieutenant John George Distler was in Companies G & D, Union Regimental Forces of 7th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War. The 7th West Virgina was made up largely of Ohio Volunteers who fought in the 2nd Army Corps. Many were from the Monroe County Ohio region.

Over the course of the war the 7th West Virginia fought as part of the highly regarded Second Corps of the Army of the Potomac and saw action in every major engagement of the Eastern Theatre, including Antietam (where Kimball's Brigade battled the Confederates at Bloody Lane, resulting in the regiment's highest casualties of the war), Fredericksburg (where Kimball's Brigade led the Union assault on the stone wall at the foot of Marye's Heights), Chancellorsville (where the countercharge by a portion of Kimball's former brigade, now Carroll's, in which the 7th West Virginia took part, helped delay the Confederate advance on the Chancellor House crossroads) and Gettysburg (where the countercharge of Carroll's Brigade on the second day helped save the Union guns on East Cemetery Hill). The regiment was in the thick of the fighting in each of these battles and acquitted itself with distinction.



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  • Created by: orvf.com Virtual Cemetery
  • Added: 25 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6288427
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut John George Distler (26 Aug 1841–13 May 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6288427, citing Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville, Monroe County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by orvf.com Virtual Cemetery (contributor 46528272) .