George W Pense

BirthJune 12, 1840
DeathFeb. 4, 1936
CemeteryGates (Gates)
PostSteedman (Ansley)
Unit75th Illinois Infantry, Company G

Musician George W Pense

Company G, 75th Illinois Infantry

Pense was born in Ohio on June 12, 1840. He was residing in China (Lee County), Illinois when he enlisted on August 12, 1862. Pense was mustered on September 2, 1862 and served about 33 months. He was discharged on June 12, 1865 at Nashville, Tennesse. Pense enlisted as a private and was promoted to musician during his tour of duty.

The 75th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Dixon, Illinois on September 2, 1862. During Pense’s enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862). Regimental losses were 41 killed and 11 wounded.

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30, 1862=January 3, 1863).

Siege of Chattanooga (TN) (September 24-November 23, 1863).

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

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

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

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

Pense died on February 4, 1936 at the age of 95 years. He is buried in the Gates Cemetery in Gates (Custer County), Nebraska. Pense was a member of the Steedman Post (#180) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Ansley, Nebraska.

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