George Shoup


BirthOct. 7, 1843
DeathJuly 11, 1935
PostMorton (Hebron)

Private George Shoup

Company H, 9th Indiana Infantry

Shoup was born in Carroll County, Ohio on October 7, 1843. He was residing in Deep River (Lake County), Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered on September 5, 1861. Stroup re-enlisted on December 12, 1863 and served over 4 years during the Civil War. He was mustered out on September 28, 1865 at New Braunfels, Texas. Stroup was promoted twice during 1864. He was promoted to corporal on March 1, 1864 and to sergeant on August 7, 1864. For undisclosed reasons, he was reduced to private on November 26, 1864. Stroup was wounded on September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga (GA).

The 9th Indiana Infantry was organized at Laporte, Indiana on September 5, 1861. During Shoup’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in many major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862) was the first very costly battle for the regiment. Nineteen (19) soldiers were killed and 67 were wounded.

Battle of Stones River (TN) (December 31, 1862) was another major battle. The regiment lost 11 soldiers, 38 were wounded, and 1 was taken prisoner.

The Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863). During the 2-day battle, the unit lost 16 soldiers, 32 were wounded (including Shoup), and 18 were taken prisoner.

Atlanta Campaign (GA) (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Operations against Confederate General John Bell Hood in Georgia and Alabama (September 29-November 3, 1864).

Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Stoup moved to Thayer County in 1878 and operated a mill east of Hubbell. He died on July 11, 1935 (age of 91 years) and is buried in the Hubbell Cemetery in Republic County, Kansas. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Wallace Post (#50) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Hubbell. In addition, he was a member of the Morton Post (#17) of the GAR in Hebron, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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