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George Henry Cram

  • Birth 22 Jan 1838 Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 5 Aug 1872 Niobrara, Knox County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Section 2, Lot 123 (Dodge family)
  • Memorial ID 8904032

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A merchant from Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the 9th Kentucky (USA) Volunteer Infantry at the outset of the Civil War. He was made a Captain of Company H of that regiment, and was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh. In April, 1862, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and fought at the Battle of Perryville in October 1862. By December of that year, he had command of the 9th Kentucky Infantry and led the regiment at the Battle of Stones River, where he was again wounded. He was promoted to Colonel in 1863, and commanded the 9th Kentucky at the Battle of Chickamauga, and in the East Tennessee Campaign, where he was wounded for the third time. After commanding his regiment during the Atlanta Campaign, he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services". He entered the Regular Army after the war, and was given command of a post at Galveston, Texas. After his marriage to Frances Dodge of Buffalo, Iowa, he was transferred to the command of a post at the Ponca Agency in the Dakota Territory. After his death, he was interred in his wife’s family lot at Oakdale Cemetery. A Cedar Springs, Kentucky, Grand Army of the Republic Post was named for him.

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  • Originally Created by: Dustin Oliver
  • Added: 11 Jun 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8904032
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Henry Cram (22 Jan 1838–5 Aug 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8904032, citing Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .