Born in England, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War while serving as Sereant Major, 3rd Maryland Volunteer Infantry at Petersburg, Virginia, June 17, 1864.
He died onFebruary 27, 1921 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Plowman, George H. Age 23 (or 28); 5'7″; born Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, March 10, 1840; prior service in 16th West Virginia Infantry, Company B (9 months), and 9th Maryland Infantry (6 months); Veteran Volunteer; enlisted Private, Company C, February 29, 1864, at Baltimore, Maryland. promoted Sergeant-Major, March 29, 1864; wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, June 17, 1864; absent at Douglas Hospital, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore hospital, June 23, 1864-August, 1864 with gunshot wound to “left thigh, upper and lower glutial”; commissioned Second Lieutenant, September 4, 1864 near Weldon RR vice First Lieutenant George E. Bird, dismissed, July 25, 1864; promoted Captain, Company C, November 14, 1864 vice Captain Littlejohn discharged, October 7, 1864; absent on 15 days leave, March 9, 1865-March 24, 1865 (approximate) to visit sick mother in New York; mustered out July 31, 1865; on December 1, 1864, awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor for actions on June 17, 1864 at Petersburg when he “recaptured the colors of the Second Pennsylvania Provisional Artillery” Regiment.; died February 28, 1921 at Woodward, Oklahoma; buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Section 3.
PLOWMAN, GEORGE H.
Rank and organization: Sergeant Major, 3d Maryland Infantry. Place and date: At Petersburg, Virginia, 17 June 1864. Entered service at: ——. Birth: England. Date of issue: 1 December 1864.
Recaptured the colors of the 2d Pennsylvania Provisional Artillery.
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