George Sears Greene

George Sears Greene (HM95G)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.192', W 77° 13.209'

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Brevet Major General

— United States Volunteers —

George Sears Greene
Brevet Major General
United States Volunteers
This monument commemorates the services of General Greene and of the New York troops under his command comprising the 60th, 78th, 102d, 137th and 149th Regiments of Infantry forming 3d Brigade, Geary's 2d Division of Slocum's 12th Corps, and the 45th, 84th, 147th, and 157th Regiments sent to his support during the night of July 2-3, 1863, when assisted by the 6th Wisconsin, 32d Illinois and 61st Ohio. These troops held this flank of the army against the infantry of a greatly superior force.
Erected by the State of New York

Cadet U.S. Military Academy, June 24, 1819; 2d Lieut. 3d U.S. Artillery, July 1, 1823; 1st Lieut. May 31, 1829. Resigned June 30, 1836.

Colonel 60th N.Y. Infantry Jan. 18, 1862; Brig. General U.S. Vols. April 28, 1862. Commanded 3d Brigade, 2d Division, Banks' Corps at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9, 1862; 2d Division, Mansfield's Corps at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862; 3d Brigade, 2d Division, Slocum's Corps, at Chancellorsville, May 1-8, 1863; At Gettysburg July 1-2-3, 1863; And at Wauhatchie, Tenn. Oct 28, 1863, where he was severely wounded.

Returned to field duty March 1865, joining Sherman's Army in North Carolina. In action at Kingston March 10, 1865, and in command of provisional division until Sherman's Army disbanded.

Brevetted Major General U.S. Volunteers March 13, 1865, honorarily discharged April 30, 1866.
HM NumberHM95G
Year Placed1906
Placed ByState of New York
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309982 N 4410122
Decimal Degrees39.81986667, -77.22015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.192', W 77° 13.209'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 11.52" N, 77° 13' 12.54" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 123-167 Culps Hill, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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