Thursday, September 16, 2010

George Henry Nye.

George Henry Nye.

Birth: 1828, Hallowell, Kennebec County, Maine.
Death: Oct. 22, 1908, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.
Photo provided by John "J-Cat" Griffith.

His father was CHARLES NYE, the records on this mother only states MEHITABLE .
His first marriage was to CHARLOTTE A. HOSSEY, on November 29, 1851, four of their children were, Georgianna H. Nye, Clara A. Nye, Grace A. Nye and Charlotta A. Nye, there were seven children in all. His second wife was ELIZABETH ADAMS STITSON, their marriage was on April 20, 1892. I could not find a record of their children.

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. His career in cotton manufacturing was interrupted by the Civil War, when he volunteered only one month after its beginning in 1861. During his service he was first part of the 10th Maine Volunteer Infantry as a Captain and later as Colonel in command of the 29th Maine Volunteer Infantry. He participated in the Battle of Antietam and in campaigns that took him as far south as New Orleans. He was wounded at Cedar Creek and Cedar Mountain. For mertorious duty during the war he was brevetted Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on October 29, 1864 and Major General on March 13, 1865. After the war he returned to manufacturing and was superintendent of Laurel Mills, Laurel, Maryland until retiring in 1885. In September 1898, the Laurel Museum, Maryland opened an exhibit featuring the acquired diaries, topics and select papers of General George H. Nye.

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