George Brown Dandy of Georgia
Appointed from Georgia, Private, Company I, 10th U. S. Infantry, 28 April 1847 to 24 August 1848
Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1849 to 10 July 1852
Private, Sergeant and First Sergeant, Company A, 1st U. S. Artillery, 14 November 1852 to 22 March 1857
Second Lieutenant, 3rd U. S. Artillery, 21 February 1857
First Lieutenant, 3 March 1861
Captain, Assistant Quatermaster General, 23 March 1862
Colonel, 100th New York Volunteer Infantry, 29 August 1862
Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 28 August 1865
Major, Quartermaster, 3 March 1875
Lieuenant Colonel, Deputy Quartermaster General, 11 November 1887
Breveted Major, 6 September 1863 for gallantry at Fort Wagner, South Carolina
Breveted Lieuteant Colonel,, 14 August 1864, for gallant and meritorious service in action at Deep Bottom, Virginia
Breveted Colonel, 13 March 1865, for gallant and meritorious service in the capture of Fort Gregg, Virginia
Breveted Brigadier General, 13 March 1865, for gallant and meritorious services in the field during the war
Retired 11 February 1894
GENERAL GEORGE B. DANDY DEAD
Veteran of Mexican and Civil Wars Was 81 Years Old
NEW YORK, New York, January 15, 1911
General George Brown Dandy, USA, retired, died last night at his residence, 230 West Fifty-Ninth Street. His body will be taken from this city on Monday and interred in the National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. There will be no services in this city.
General Dandy was born at Macon, Georgia, on February 11, 1830 and was a son of the Rev. James Harvey Dandy. The family moves to New Jersey the same year and the future General was educated in a private school there. He married Anne Eliza Slaughter of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, on his birthday in 1873. He entered Army life in April 1847, enlisting in the Tenth Infantry, raised for service in the Mexican War, and served in that war until its close.
He studied medicine in Salem, New Jersey, and became a Cadet of the United States Military Academy. He was brevetted Major September 6, 1863 for “distinguished and gallant conduct in the siege of Fort Wagner, South Carolina;” Lieutenant Colonel August 14, 1864 “for gallant services in action at Deep Bottom, Virginia;” Colonel March 13, 1865 “for gallant services at Fort Gregg, Virginia;” Brigadier General March 14, 1865. He was in battled at Port Walthall, Drury’s Bluff, Deep Bottom, Deep Run, Russell’s Mills and the siege of Petersburg, Virginia, and commanded his brigade at Appomattox Court House.
Since the war, General Dandy had been in the Quartermaster’s Department. He built Fort Phil Kearny at the base of the Big Horn Mountains and Fort Abraham Lincoln, North Dakota, 1873-75. He was in charge of the general depot of the Quartermaster’s Subsistence Departments at Yuma, Arizona, and later at various other cities.
General Dandy lived until recently in Omaha, Nebraska. His son, Dr. George B. Dandy, lived at 348 West Fifty-Seventh Street.
DANDY, GEORGE B
LT COL, COL, BVT BRIG GEN DGMG 100TH NY USA INF RTD, USA
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/14/1911
- BURIED AT: SECTION WD EX SITE LOT 30
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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