★  Getty, George W.

George Washington Getty

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Born: October 2, 1819

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Father: Robert Getty 1780 – 1842

Mother: Margaret Wilmot 1789 – 1873
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Wife: Elizabeth Graham Stevenson 1828 – 1913
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​

Children:

Anna Laub Getty McClure 1849 – 1926​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
Brig. General Robert Nelson Getty 1855 – 1941​
(Buried: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California)​
Maud Getty Walsh 1862 – 1951​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
George Graham Getty 1866 – 1945​
(Buried: Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery, Silver Spring, Maryland)​

Education:

1840: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (15th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1840 – 1845: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1840: Served in Boarder disturbances at Detroit, Michigan​
1840 – 1841: Served at Deabornville, Michigan​
1841: Served at Fort Mackinac, Michigan​
1841 – 1842: Frontier Duty at Fort Niagara, New York​
1842 – 1844: Garrison Duty at Fort Monroe, Virginia​
1844 – 1845: Garrison Duty at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania​
1845 – 1853: 1st Lt. United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1845 – 1846: Garrison Duty at Fort Monroe, Virginia​
1846 – 1847: Recruiter for United States Army​
1847: Garrison Duty at Fort Monroe, Virginia​
1847: Served in the Battle of Contreras, Mexico​
1847: Brevetted Captain for service at Contreras and Churubusco​
1847: Served in the storming at Chapultepec, Mexico​
1847: Served in the assault and capture at Mexico City, Mexico​
1848: Garrison Duty at Fort Monroe, Virginia​
1849: Garrison Duty at Fort Brooke, Florida​
1849 – 1850: Served in the Seminole War, Florida​
1850: Garrison Duty at Key West, Florida​
1850 – 1851: Garrison Duty at Fort Columbus, New York​
1851 – 1852: Garrison Duty at Fort Johnston, North Carolina​
1852 – 1853: Garrison Duty at Fort Brady, Michigan​
1853: Garrison Duty at Fort Niagara, New York​
1853 – 1861: Captain, United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1853 – 1856: Garrison Duty at Fort Hamilton, New York​
1856 – 1857: Served in the Seminole War, Florida​
1857 – 1858: Frontier Duty at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas​
1858 – 1859: Frontier Duty at Platte Bridge, Nebraska​
1859: Frontier Duty at Fort Laramie, Dakota Territory​
1859 – 1861: Frontier Duty at Fort Randall, Dakota Territory​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1863: Captain, United States Army, 5th Artillery​
1861: Commander of Artillery Battalion at Cincinnati, Ohio​
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel and Aide-de-camp​
1862: Served in the Virginia Peninsula Campaign​
1862: Served in the Battle of South Mountain​
1862: Served in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry, Siege of Suffolk, Virginia​
1863: Commander of soldiers constructing intrenched line​
1863 – 1866: Major of United States Army, 5th Artillery​
1863: Commander of Expedition from White House, to South Anna​
1864: Acting Inspector General, Army of the Potomac​
1864: Wounded during the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia​
1864: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of the Wilderness​
1864: Served in the march from White House, to the James River​
1864: Served in the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia​
1864: Served in Expedition to Ream’s Station and Weldon Railroad​
1864: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1864: In pursuit of General Early in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign​
1864: Brevetted Major General for Gallantry Winchester, & Fishers Hill​
1864: Served in the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia​
1864 – 1865: Served in the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia​
1865: Brevetted Brig. General for capture of Petersburg, Virginia​
1865: Served in the Battle of Saylor’s Creek, Virginia​
1865: Brevetted Major General for his service in the war​
1865: Commander of 1st Division of Provisional Army Corps​
1865 – 1866: Union Army Commander, District of Baltimore, Maryland​
1866 – 1869: Colonel of United States Army, 37th Infantry Regiment​
1866: Union Army Commander, District of the Rio Grande​
1866: Union Army Commander, District of Texas​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on September 1st

Occupation after War:

1866 – 1869: Colonel of United States Army, 37th Infantry Regiment​
1867 – 1871: U.S. Army Commander, District of New Mexico​
1869 – 1871: Colonel of United States Army, 3rd Infantry Regiment​
1871 – 1872: At regiment headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina​
1871 – 1882: Colonel of United States Army, 3rd Artillery​
1872 – 1877: Commander of regiment headquarters, Fort Hamilton​
1874: Member of United States Army, Court of inquiry​
1877 – 1883: Commander of Post and Artillery School​
1878 – 1879: Member of court of inquiry for Fitz John Porter​
1881 – 1882: President of Board to Examine Heavy Ordnance​
1882 – 1883: Colonel of United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1883: Retired from United States Army on October 2nd
1883 – 1901: Owner of Farm near Forest Glen, Maryland​

Died: October 1, 1901

Place of Death: Forest Glen, Maryland

Cause of Death: Senility and enlarged prostate

Age at time of Death: 81 years old

Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
 
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