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Civil War Soldiers - Hartsuff

Hartsuff, George L., major-general, U.S. Army, was born in Tyre, N. Y., May 28, 1830, and was graduated at West Point in 1852. He served in Texas and in the Florida war, where he was wounded, and was instructor in artillery and infantry tactics at the military academy from 1856-61, when he became captain and assistant adjutant-general. He served at Fort Pickens from April until July 17, 1862; was then under Gen. Rosecrans in West Virginia, becoming brigadier-general of volunteers, April 15, 1862, and soon after commander of Abercrombie's brigade, being promoted major in the regular army July 17, 1862. He commanded his brigade at Cedar mountain, and at Antietam, where he was severely wounded; was appointed major-general of volunteers Nov. 29, 1862; served as member of a board to revise the rules and articles of war in 1863; and on April 27 of that year was ordered to Kentucky, where he commanded the 23d army corps and opposed the advance of Morgan in Ohio. He was appointed lieutenant-colonel and assistant adjutant-general U. S. A. June 1, 1864; was in command of works in the siege of Petersburg in March and April, 1865, and on March 13, 1865, was given the brevet ranks of brigadier- and major-general U. S. A. for faithful and meritorious services in the war. He was after the war adjutant-general of the 5th military district, 1867-68, and of the division of Missouri, 1869-71, and on June 29, 1871, was retired for disability from wounds received in battle. Gen. Hartsuff died in New York city, May 16, 1874.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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