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Woodward, George W.


Age: 19, credited to Westford, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, 4SGT, Co. G, 2nd VT INF, dis/dsb 8/9/62

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Birth: abt 1842, Westford, VT
Death: 04/27/1929

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/6/1868
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: CA
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

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George Woodward of the 2d regiment, and John W. Woodward, Captain of Co. M, 1st Vt. Cavalry, the latter of whom was killed at Gettysburg, were sons of Rev. John H. Woodward of Westford.

Source: Vermont Record, April 1, 1864.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.


G. W. WOODWARD, farmer, P. O. Dover, owns the south half of the northeast quarter of Section 24, Township 12, Range 13, fourteen miles southwest of Topeka; has fifty-five acres under cultivation, balance meadow; house 16x24, and L. 10x12, story and a half; cellar 16x24, eight feet deep; porch on east and west sides; built in 1873 at a cost of $900; frame stables, granary and stone shed for cattle. Mr. Woodward's farm produced good crops for 1882, and he is well supplied with stock; owns a three year old Norman mare of imported stock. He came to Kansas in 1865 and has since improved three farms in his locality, and starting with comparatively nothing, has become fairly independent. He was born in Chittenden County, Vt., March 9, 1843; resided in his native county until 1861; engaged in farming with his father, the Rev. John H. Woodward, a Congregational clergyman; who was afterward chaplain of the First Vermont Cavalry. Mr. Woodward enlisted in the spring of 1861 in Company G, Second Vermont Infantry; was with his command at the first battle of Bull Run, and in the Peninsula Campaign under McClellan at Malvern Hill, Williamsburg, and Savage Station and Lee's Mills; was a member of the Sixth Army Corps, which covered the retreat from in front of Richmond and was under fire six days and nights. He was disabled and discharged August 11, 1862; while in the service was promoted to First Duty Sergeant; returned to Vermont and attended school at Williston Academy; was Provost Marshal's clerk of the First District of New York City for about eighteen months and returned to Orleans County, Vt. He has been twice married; first, January 1, 1867, to Miss Emma D. Ward, of Danville, Vt., and has one child living, John W. Mrs. W. died October 18, 1876, of consumption. He was married again March 7, 1878, at Milton, Vt., to Miss Ida C. Ladd, and has one child, Emma L. He is a member of the Congregational Church at Dover and Superintendent of the Sunday-school. Mr. Woodward's brother, John W. Woodward, was Captain of Company M, First Vermont Cavalry, and lost his life at Hagerstown, Md. He was a graduate of the Vermont University.

Source: William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, 1883, A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.; Shawnee County, Part 48.