George Staley


BirthSept. 23, 1846
DeathNov. 7, 1928
CemeteryPlainview (Western)
PostStaley (Swanton)
Unit12th Indiana Infantry, Company L

Private George Staley

Company L, 12th Indiana Cavalry

Staley (also spelled Stayley) was born on September 23, 1846. The 17 year old enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on January 12, 1864. He served about 21 months and was mustered out on September 27, 1865.

The 12th Indiana Cavalry was organized at Kendallville and Michigan City, Indiana between December 10, 1863 and April 28, 1864. The regiment spent most of the balance of the Civil War in Alabama. It was part of the Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely between March 26 and April 9, 1865.

Staley died on November 7, 1928. He is buried in the Plainview Cemetery in Western (Saline County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Staley Post (#199) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Swanton, Nebraska.

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


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