George Becker

BirthOct. 20, 1846
DeathJan. 14, 1933
CemeteryFairview (Papillion)
PostKirkwood (Springfield)
Unit47th Indiana Infantry, Company H

Private George Becker

Company H, 47th Indiana Infantry

Becker was born in Albany (Albany County), New York on October 20, 1846. He was living in Huntington (Huntington County), Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on December 13, 1861. Becker re-enlisted on December 15, 1863. He served nearly 4 years and was discharged on October 23, 1865 at Shreveport, Louisiana.

The 47th Indiana Infantry was organized at Anderson and Indianapolis, Indiana between November 2 and December 13, 1861. During Becker’s enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Champion’s Hill (MS) (May 16, 1863). Regimental losses were 34 killed and 11 wounded.

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).

Siege of Jackson (MS) (July 10-17, 1863).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).

Becker died on January 14, 1933 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Papillion (Sarpy County), Nebraska. Becker was a member of the Kirkwood Post (#106) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Springfield, Nebraska.

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