★  Deitzler, George W.

George Washington Deitzler


Born: November 30, 1826

Birthplace: 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: His neck was broken close to his shoulders in a buggy accident

Age at time of Death: 57 years old

Burial Place: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kansas
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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.