George Scudder

Male 1840 - 1915  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name George Scudder 
    Born Apr 1840  Huntington, Suffok, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 04D8688E3C09D511A5C1205002C1000096F6 
    Died 22 May 1915  [1
    Person ID I14700  Scudder
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2011 

    Father Israel Scudder,   b. 29 Jun 1799, Crabmeadow, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1871  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Jane Ann Sammis,   b. 9 May 1805, Huntington, Suffok, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1878, Huntington, Suffok, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1826  Huntington, Suffok, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _UID ABB0688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000150E 
    Family ID F5526  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Kate Decker 
    _UID 1E76A4BE20CDF14C8D213A72F32ED22D9AD9 
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F12085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alice W. Miller,   b. Abt 1852 
    Married 17 Nov 1904  [1
    _UID 4A50C6075E219341B4A896F68C9AC4F98562 
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F12086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In the Civil War, George served in the Union. He enlisted 17 October 1861 in Company L, 72nd New York Infantry. He transferred 17 February 1862 to Company H, 72nd New York Infantry. He was wounded in action 5 May 1762 at Williamsburg, Virginia, and discharged 13 June 1862.

      The 72nd, the 3d regiment of the Excelsior brigade, was composed mainly of members from New York city and Chautanqua county and was mustered into the U. S. service at Camp Scott, Staten island, from June to Oct., 1861, for three years. It left there on July 24, 1861, for Washington, where it was joined by two of its companies late in October. After serving for a few months in the vicinity of Washington the regiment was assigned to Sickles' Excelsior brigade, Hooker's division, served along the Potomac in Maryland, near Stafford Court House, Va., and proceeded to the Peninsula in April, 1862, with the 2nd brigade, 2nd division, 3d corps. It suffered its first severe loss at Williamsburg where the Excelsior brigade bore the heaviest burden of the battle, the loss of the 72nd being 195 killed, wounded or missing, 77 of whom were killed or mortally wounded. At Fair Oaks and in the Seven Days' battles the regiment was active and was then withdrawn from the Peninsula to join in the campaign under Gen. Pope in Virginia, during which it lost 37 men. It was withdrawn with the brigade to the vicinity of Washington for much needed rest and reinforcement, and remained there through the Maryland campaign, leaving for Falmouth in November. It participated in the battle of Fredericksburg; went into winter quarters at Falmouth; broke camp late in April, 1863, for the Chancellorsville movement; took a prominent part in that battle, Col. Stevens and 4 other officers being killed, the total loss of the regiment being 101. At Gettysburg the regiment, which had by this time become noted for its fighting qualities, occupied an advanced position on the Emmitsburg road, which was valiantly defended by the brigade, although finally forced to yield it. The loss of the 72nd here was 114, and the ranks, which later fought at Kelly's ford, Bristoe Station and in the Mine Run campaign, were sadly thinned.

      The winter camp was established at Brandy Station and in April 1864, the regiment was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 4th division, 2nd corps, with which it served in the Wilderness campaign until May 13, when it was transferred to the 4th brigade, 3d division. It was active in the campaign until June 19, when seven companies were mustered out before Petersburg. The remaining three companies were mustered out July 2 and 20 and Oct. 31, 1864, the veterans and recruits being transferred to the 120th N. Y. infantry. During its term of service the regiment lost 184 by death from wounds and 96 by death from other causes. It is ranked by Col. Fox as one of the "three hundred fighting regiments."

  • Sources 
    1. [S909] Thomas Scudder Family, Soper, Edwin L.; comp., (The Scudder Association, 2004), Vol. III, p. 535.

    2. [S909] Thomas Scudder Family, Soper, Edwin L.; comp., (The Scudder Association, 2004), Vol. III, p. 531.