Private George W. Gore
47th Wisconsin Volunteers 10 Feb 65-4 Sep 65

On information compiled by his descendant great grandson.

Date:05/11/00 018:45:42 EDT

Hi Everyone,

My Great-grandfather George W. Gore enlisted as a private in 47th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regt. on 10 Feb 1865 and was assigned to Company "A." He enlisted at Dane County, WI. with his enlistment credited to the town of Roxbury, WI and he received a $100.00 bounty for enlistment from that town. George's two brothers also served in the Civil War as did his half-brother Jonathan, who enlisted the day following George's enlistment, also in Company "A" of the 47th Regt. Jacob served in Co. "I" of the 32nd Regt. Wis. Vol., was wounded in action on 03 Feb 1865 at Rivers Bridge, SC. John L. served as a Corporal in Co. "F" of the 1st Calv. Regt. Wis. Vol. Four brothers all serving Wisconsin in the Civil War.

When George was mustered out of service at Nashville on 4 Sep 1865 it was noted in his records that he retained, under G.O. #26101, his rifled musket with accoutrements valued at $6.00.

After the war George returned to Winchester, WI and on 30 Aug 1868 married Emeline Mary Wykoff/Miller who was from Sinnamahoning, PA. She had been previously married to a Pasco Miller who died in Wisconsin in 1866. In about 1886 George, his wife and four children moved to Sinnamahoning, PA where he lived in poor health until his death on 29 Jul 1902 of kidney failure. He was only 58 years old. In his disability pension application George claimed to have had kidney damage from sleeping on the cold ground while in the service. He was awarded the pension.

George W. Gore's grave site, located in Wyside Cemetery, Sinnemahoning, PA.

Sincerely,

 

Pete Bennett-great grandson


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