Private, Company G, 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Enlisted on September 19, 1864. Discharged by General Order on June 22, 1865 at Cumberland, Maryland.
Lived in Hemlock and Lilly Pennsylvania, after the war as recorded in the Cambria County, Pennsylvania 1890 (Veteran's) Special Census. Filed for a pension on May 1, 1884, application number 512,143, certificate 851,680.
(Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, H. H. Hardesty, 1899.)
William M. George was born in Washington, Cambria Co., Pa., Jan. 26, 1825, and was a son of Christopher and Magdalene (Myers) George, dec. His wife is Anna, daughter of Jacob and Agnes (McCormick) Yingling, deceased. She was born July 16, 1825 in Blair Co., Pa., and they were married Nov. 1848 in the county. The children of this union are: Magdalene, Christopher, Silas, Jacob (dec.), Agnes (dec.), Michael, William, Mary and Frederick. Comrade George was a member of Co. G, 18th Pa. Cavalry, and has an honorable record. He had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled Sept. 19, 1864, at Hollidaysburg, Pa. and owing to the lateness of his enlistment, he was not called into active service, but did considerable scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. Upon the close of the war he was honorably discharged June 22, 1865, at Cumberland, Md. His brother Adam was in the late service. Comrade George belongs to Dick White Post 513, he is a prosperous farmer and his address is Lilly, Pa.
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Anna Marie Yingling George
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