★  -Deitzler, George W.

George Washington Deitzler:
Born: November 30, 1826

Pine Grove Pennsylvania
Jacob L. Deitzler 1800 – 1891
Maria Mennig 1802 – 1850
Wife: Anna Mary “Annie” Neill 1838 – 1901
(Buried: San Francisco Columbarium San Francisco California)
Mary Macey Deitzler 1865 – 1952
(Buried: San Francisco Columbarium San Francisco California)
Philip Deitzler 1866 – 1872
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Lawrence Kansas)
Douglas Deitzler 1867 – 1867
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Lawrence Kansas)
Stephen Neill Deitzler 1870 – 1870
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Lawrence Kansas)
Georgie Dalton Deitzler Toohy 1874 – 1919
(Buried: San Francisco Columbarium San Francisco California)

Occupation before War:

Farmer and Real Estate Businessman in Kansas
Leader in the free – state government movement in Kansas
1857 – 1860: Member of Kansas Free State Territorial legislature
Speaker of Kansas House of Representatives
Kansas State Senator
Mayor of Lawrence Kansas and Trustee of University of Kansas

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 1st​ Kansas Infantry Regiment
1861: Wounded at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers
1863: Brigade Commander during the Vicksburg Campaign
1863: Resigned from the Union Army on August 12th​
1864: Major General of Kansas State Militia
1864: Commander of 10,000 Kansas State Militia against Price

Occupation after War:
Railroad Promoter

April 11, 1884
Place of Death: Tucson Arizona
Cause of Death: neck broken close to his shoulders buggy accident
Age at time of Death: 57 years old
Burial Place: Oak Hill Cemetery Lawrence Kansas


Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
He relinquished command on April 22,1863 and went home on sick leave. While there he narrowly escaped Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas. He survived by hiding in a gulch. He later resigned from the Union Army. This bio states August 12th. Another bio of him states it was Aug. 27, 1863.

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