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army officer

George Henry Gordon, American army officer. Served in Mexican War, brevetted First lieutenant, 1847.

Background

Gordon, George Henry was born on July 19, 1823 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Robert and Elizabeth (Carlisle) Gordon.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1846, Harvard Law School, 1856.

Career

Served in Mexican War, brevetted First lieutenant, 1847. Served in Washington, District of Columbia, then frontier duty in Kansas, 1850-1854. Admitted to bar, 1857.

Raised 2d Massachusetts Infantry, 1861. Commissioned colonel, 1861, served in Shenandoah Valley operations. Commissioned brigadier general, 1862, participated in battles of Winchester, Cedar Mountain and Antietam.

In command of Eastern district, 1865. Brevetted major general United States Volunteers, 1865. A founder Military History Society of Massachusetts Author: Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain … 1861-1862, published 1863.

History of the Campaign of the Army of Virginia … from Cedar Mountain to Alexandria, 1862, 1879. A War Diary of Events in the War of the Great Rebellion, 1882.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain … 1861-1862, published 1863. History of the Campaign of the Army of Virginia … from Cedar Mountain to Alexandria, 1862, 1879. A War Diary of Events in the War of the Great Rebellion, 1882.

Membership

Served in Mexican War, brevetted First lieutenant, 1847.

Connections

Married Mary Scott, June 1864.

father:
Robert Gordon

mother:
Elizabeth (Carlisle) Gordon

spouse:
Mary Scott