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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