George Pennington Borden was born at Fort Wayne, Indiana, April 24, 1844.
He was educated in public schools and at Fairfield Academy, New York, to 1862. He married Elizabeth Reynold, May 25, 1869.
He enlisted as a Private, Company C, 121st New York Volunteer Infantry, July 23, 1862 and was discharged October 12, 1863.
He was a Cadet at the United States Military Academy, September 16, 1863-January 23, 1864. He was then appointed from Indiana as a Second Lieutenant, 5th United States Infantry, October 1, 1866. He was subsequently promoted to First Lieutenant, September 4, 1878, Captain, February 20, 1891, Major, 3rd Infantry, September 8, 1899. He transferred to the 5th Infantry, December 24, 1902, and was Colonel of the 24th Infantry, April 14, 1905. He was promoted to Brigadier General and moved to the retired list, January 1, 1907.
He made his home in New York City where he died April 26, 1925. He was buried with full military honors in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Elizabeth Bessie Reynolds Borden, is buried with him.
George Pennington Borden of Indiana
Appointed from Indiana, Private, Company C, 121 New York Infantry, 23 July 1862 to 12 October 1863
Cadet, United States Military Academy, 16 September 1863 to 23 January1864
Appointed Second Lieutenant, 5th United States Infantry, 1 October 1866
First Lieutenant, 4 September1878
Captain, 20 February 1891
Major, 3rd United States Infantry, 8 September 1899
Transferred to the 5th United States Infantry, 3 November 1899
Lieutenant Colone, 2nd United States Infantry, November 1902
Transferred to the 5th United States Infantry, 24 December 1902.
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