Born in Germany and emmigrated to the United States. He earned the Medal of Honor while serving at Captain, Company I, 61st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry at Williamsburg, Virginia, on May 5, 1862.
He was first commissioned as Second Lieutenant from Pennsylvnia on July 15, 1861 and First Lieutennt six weeks later. He was then promoted to Captain October 5, 1861 and transferred to the 61st Pennslyvania in February 1862. He resigned this commission on October 5, 1862 in order to become Colonel of the 33rd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry on October 10, 1862. He was mustered out of the volunteer service on July 1865 and remained the the regular army following the Civil War.
He died on July 20, 1907 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Caroline S. Mindill, 1856-1940, is buried with him.
George Washington Mindil of Germany
Appointed from New Jersey, Second Lieutenant, 23 Pennsylvania Infantry, 15 July 1861
First Lieutenant, 31 August 1861
Captain, 6 October 1861
Transferred to the 61st Pennsylvania Infantry, February 1862
Resigned 6 October 1862
Colonel, 27th New Jersey Infantry, 10 October 1862
Honorably mustered out 2 July 1863
Colonel, 33rd New Jersey Infantry, 5 September 1863
Breveted Brigadier General, 13 March 1865 for general good conduct through the campaign from Savahhan, Georgia, to Goldsboro, North Carolina
Breveted Major General, U. S. Volunteers, 15 March 1865 for gallant and meritorious service in the battles of Chattanooga and Mission Ridge, Tennessee, and Mill Creek Gap near Dalton, Georgia
Awarded the Medal of Honor for having on 17 June 1863 volunteered the services of his regiment after their term had expired and awarded another Medal of Honor, 25 October 1893, for while serving as an Aide-de-Camp led the charge with part of a regiment, pierced the center of the enemy's line, silenced some of his artillery and getting in his rear and causing him to abandon his position at Williamsburg, Virginia, 5 May 1862
Honorably mustered our 17 July 1865
MINDIL, GEORGE W.
Rank and organization: Captain, Company I, 61st Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Williamsburg, Virginia, 5 May 1862. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 25 October 1893.
As aide-de-camp led the charge with a part of a regiment, pierced the enemy's center, silenced some of his artillery, and, getting in his rear, caused him to abandon his position.
MINDIL, GEORGE W
COL 33RD NJ INF AND WR
- DATE OF DEATH: 07/20/1907
- BURIED AT: SITE 1568
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
MINDIL, CAROLINE S W/O GEORGE W
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/14/1940
- BURIED AT: SECTION SOU SITE 1568
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF GW MINDIL, COL 33D NJ VOL INF USA
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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