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EDWARD GEER BUSH ~ 10TH INFANTRY ~ BVT. MAJOR GETTYBURG
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Edward Geer Bush
Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 8/7/1859 as a 2nd Lieutenant. On 8/7/1859 he was commissioned into US Army 10th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) (Subsequent service in US Army until his death) Promotions: * 1st Lieut 5/14/1861 * Adjutant 8/1/1861 * Capt 3/13/1863 * Major 7/2/1863 (Gettysburg, PA)

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1854, to July 1, 1859, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1859.Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1859‑60; on frontier(Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, Aug. 7, 1859)duty at Ft. Wise, Col., 1860; at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Spanish, Oct. 22 to Dec. 8, 1860; and on leave of absence, Dec. 11, 1860, to Apr. 19, 1861.Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: on frontier(First Lieut., 10th Infantry, May 14, 1861)duty at Ft. Wise, Col., 1861, — Adjutant, 10th Infantry, Aug. 1, 1861, to Mar. 13, 1863, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1861‑62, — and Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1862‑63; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac),(Captain, 10th Infantry, Mar. 13, 1863)Apr. 28 to June 11, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Chancellorsville (in command of 10th Infantry), May 2‑4, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June to Aug., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2‑3, 1863, where he was wounded, —(Bvt. Major, July 2, 1863, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.) p721 and Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va., July‑Aug., 1863; and in the office of the Acting Asst. Provost Marshal of the Department of Missouri, Aug. 20, 1863, to Jan. 17, 1865.Served: at the Military Academy as Principal Assistant Professor of Spanish, Jan. 24, 1865, to July 17, 1868; on frontier duty at Ft. Ripley, Min. (in command), Sep. 18, 1868, to May, 1869, — Corpus Christi, Tex., June, 1869, to May, 1870, — and Ringgold Barracks, Tex., to Apr. 19, 1872; on leave of absence, Apr. 19 to Aug. 12, 1872; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., Aug. to Nov., 1872, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., Nov. 3, 1872, to June, 1873, — San Felipe, Tex., June to Aug., 1873, — Ft. Stockton, Tex. (in command), Sep., 1873, to May, 1875, — and Ft. McKavett, Tex., to Sep. 6, 1876; on Recruiting Service, Ft. Columbus, N. Y., Oct. 4‑19, 1876; in garrison at Charleston, S. C., Oct. 21, 1876, to Jan. 11, 1877, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., Recruiting Depot, Jan. 13, 1877, to June, 1878, being in command June 9, 1877, to June, 1878, — and David's Island, N. Y., to Oct. 8, 1878; on delay and joining regiment to Dec. 15, 1878; and on frontier duty at Ft. McKavett, Tex., Dec. 15, 1878, to May 11, 1879, — Ft. Brady, Mich., Mar. 30 to May 15, 1882, — Ft.(Major, 6th Infantry, Apr. 11, 1882)Douglas, Utah, to June 12, 1883, — Ft. Thornburg, Utah, to Oct. 3, 1883, — Ft. Douglas, Utah, to Oct. 28, 1886, — and Ft. Yates, Dak., to July 29,(Lieut.‑Colonel, 11th Infantry, Oct. 13, 1885)1887; and in command of Madison Barracks, N. Y., to –––––.Vol. IV
p113[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]Military History. —(Colonel of Infantry, 25th Infantry, April 22, 1892)Served:
At Madison Barracks, N. Y., to Aug. 14, 1890. — At Fort Niagara, N. Y., to May 20, 1892. — On leave to July 4, 1892.Died July 4, 1892, at Pittsfield, Ill.: Aged 54.


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