COL Willard, George Lamb

George Lamb Willard

Born: August 15, 1827

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Father: John Moses Willard 1794 – 1834

Mother: Susan Lamb 1797 – 1845

Wife: Mary Gould Plum 1831 – 1888
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Troy, New York)​

Married: October 24, 1854 in Troy, New York

Occupation before War:

Served in the Mexican War with United States Army 15th Infantry​
Served in the United States Army rising to the rank of Captain​

Civil War Career:

1862: Served in the Virginia Peninsula Campaign​
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 125th New York Infantry Regiment​
1862: Encamped at Camp Douglas in Chicago, Illinois​
Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1863: Testified before military commission that investigated surrender of Harper’s Ferry​
1863: Brigade Commander at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Killed on the Second Day of Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​

Died: July 2, 1863

Place of Death: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Cause of Death: Killed in Battle 2nd​ Day of Gettysburg

Age at time of Death: 35 years old

Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, New York
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