George Washington Roosevelt Edit Profile
Educational public schools, Chester, Pennsylvania, and by private tutors. Clerk in store until enlisted April 16, 1861. Served corporal to 1st sergeant, Company K, 26th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volumes.
Bvtd. captain for meritorious conduct at Gettysburg, where was severely wounded through hips and lost left leg, July 2, 1863. Awarded congressional medal of honor for gallant and meritorious conduct at battles of Bull Run and Gettysburg. Raised company in Philadelphia upon President Lincoln’s 2d call, and was elected captain, but loss of leg prevented service at front again.
Appointed United States consul at Auckland, New Zealand, March 28, 1878. To St. Helena, April 30, 1879. To Matanzas, Cuba, September 1, 1880.
To Bordeaux, France, May 23, 1881. Consul, 1889-1905, consul-general, March 6, since 1905, at Brussels, Belgium.
Married Ida Edmonston, May 1874.