★  Stannard, George J.

George Jerrison Stannard


Born: October 20, 1820

Birthplace: Georgia, Vermont

Father: Samuel Stannard 1776 – 1859

Mother: Rebecca Petty 1786 – 1863

Emily Jane Clark 1828 – 1902
(Buried: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vermont)​

Married: September 1850


Jenison C. Stannard​
Hattie Jane Stannard​
Georgiana Stannard​
Emily Stannard​

Occupation before War:

Farmer on his family’s farm in Georgia, Vermont​
School Teacher in Georgia, Vermont​
Clerk and Partner in a foundry in St. Albans, Vermont​
Served in the Vermont State Militia​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 2nd Vermont Infantry Regiment​
1861: Served in the First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1861: Turned down command of 3rd Vermont Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia​
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 9th Vermont Infantry Regiment​
1862: His regiment was surrendered to Stonewall Jackson​
1862 – 1863: Prisoner of war until exchanged in January​
1863 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1863: Wounded by the explosion of shell at the Battle of Gettysburg​
Briefly a Union Army Post Commander in New York City, New York​
1864: Replaced Charles Heckman at Battle of Proctor’s Creek​
1864: Wounded in the left thigh at the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia​
1864 – 1865: Served in the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia​
1864: Division Commander at Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, Virginia​
Wounded in right arm, causing amputation, after the Battle of Fort Harrison
Brevetted Major General in the Union Army​
Assigned to duty on the Vermont Boarder​
1866: Assistant Commissioner of the Freedmen’s Bureau in Baltimore​
1867: Resigned from the Union Army​

Occupation after War:

1867 – 1872: Collector of Customs for District of Vermont​
1881 – 1886: Doorkeeper for U.S. House of Representatives​
1884 – 1886: Suffered from rheumatic pain​

Died: June 1, 1886

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Rheumatic pain

Age at time of Death: 65 years old

Burial Place: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vermont
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
That listing of his 1862 surrender was at Harper's Ferry when He and his brigade were captured. After his promotion to brigadier general he was placed in charge of a brigade of 9 month recruits from Vermont and was posted in Washington's defense. During Pickett's Charge a gap developed in the Confederate lines and Stannard ordered his men into the gap and fired into both exposed flanks. It was in this action that he was wounded by an exploding shell.