|Death||Sept. 3, 1906|
|Cemetery||Cheney (Lancaster Co)|
|Unit||1st Ohio Cavalry, Company L|
Private George Magee
Company L, 1st Ohio Cavalry
Magee was born in Ohio in November of 1843. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on September 16, 1861. Magee served 3 years and was mustered out on September 17, 1864.
The 1st Ohio Cavalry was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio between August 17 and October 30, 1861. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in many major battles and military operations. A partial list includes:
Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).
Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862).
Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863).
Battle of Chickamauga (TN) (September 19-21, 1863).
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 24-August 15, 1864).
Magee died on September 3, 1906. He is buried in the Cheney Cemetery in Cheney (Lancaster County), Nebraska. Cheney is in the Lincoln area. He was a charter member and the last member of the Cheney Post (#295) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Cheney.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.