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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