Henry Getz

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Henry Getz

  • Birth 28 Feb 1831 Union County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 14 Jul 1899 Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Troxelville, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 64663026

Henry Getz was a shoemaker, by trade, like many of the Getz family.

He was mustered in on 12 Aug 1862 as a member of Co. F, 131st Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. in the 2nd Bde, 3rd Div, V Corps, Army of the Potomac.

The V Corps was present at (but not engaged) during the Battle of Antietam on 17 Sep 1862.

At the time of the Battle of Fredericksburg, VA, the V Corps was commanded by BG Daniel Butterfield, the 3rd Division by BG Andrew A. Humphreys and the 2nd Brigade by Col. Peter H. Allabach.

The V Corps, 3rd Division (Humphreys) assaulted Marye's Heights in mid-afternoon. The apex of the assault reached within 50 yards of the stone wall before being cut down.

As part of the V Corps, the 131st Pennsylvania also participated in the infamous "Mud March" and in the Battle of Chancellorsville, VA.

Henry Mustered out with Company F on May 23, 1863.

Henry reenlisted, almost 16 months later, on 21 Sep 1864 as Private in Co. H, 199th Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. and served with the 1st Bde, 1st Div, X Corps, Army of the James and then with the 1st Bde, 1st Div, XXIV Corps, Army of the James.

As such he would have been at the siege of Petersburg, VA and the pursuit of the Army of Northern Virginia to Appomattox, VA.

Henry Mustered out for the second time with Company H on June 28, 1865.

Henry was a member of the Major William H. Byers Post, No. 384 (reorganized as Post No. 612), Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.)


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  • Created by: Jay Rarick
  • Added: 25 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64663026
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Getz (28 Feb 1831–14 Jul 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64663026, citing Union Cemetery, Troxelville, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jay Rarick (contributor 46793359) .