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Civil War Soldiers - Wagner

Wagner, George D., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in the state of Ohio, but removed to Indiana in early life and was residing in that state at the outbreak of the Civil war. On June 14, 1861, he was commissioned colonel of the 15th Ind. infantry, a regiment that was organized at Lafayette, Ind., and mustered in for three years. With this regiment he moved to Clarksburg, W. Va., then marched to Rich mountain, which was reached during the progress of the battle there, and joined in the pursuit of the enemy, capturing many prisoners. He was stationed in Elkwater valley until Nov. 19, being engaged in the repulse of Lee's forces and at the battle of Greenbrier. He joined Buell's forces at Louisville and participated in his campaign. He was engaged at Shiloh, the siege of Corinth, took part in the battle of Perryville, and moved for Nashville in Nov., 1862. Col. Wagner was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers Nov. 29, 1862, and continued to serve in that capacity until Aug. 24, 1865, when he was honorably mustered out of the service and resumed the pursuits of civil life. Gen. Wagner died Feb. 13, 1869.

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

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