|Birth||Jan. 17, 1843|
|Death||June 5, 1937|
|Unit||2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company A|
Private George W Shook
Company A, 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry (59th Volunteers)
Shook was born in Pennsylvania on January 17, 1843. He enlisted and mustered in the regiment on March 1, 1864. Shook served 16 months before he was discharged on June 30, 1865.
He joined the regiment in the Spring of 1864. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in three (3) historical events. The events were:
Fall of Petersburg (VA) (April 2, 1865).
At Appomattox Court House when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia (VA) (April 9, 1865).
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 23, 1865).
Shook died on June 5, 1937 at the age of 94 years. He is buried in the Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria (Thayer County), Nebraska. Shook was a member of two (2) posts of the Grand Army of the Republic:
Harker Post (#51) in Wilber, Nebraska.
Russell Post (#77) in Fairbury, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.