George S Shuck

BirthFeb. 11, 1845
DeathJune 30, 1930
CemeteryWyuka (Lincoln)
PostFarragut (Lincoln)
Unit31st Ohio Infantry, Company B

Private George S Shuck

Company B, 31st Ohio Infantry

Shuck was born in Ohio on February 11, 1845. He enlisted in the regiment on August 6, 1861 and was mustered on August 9, 1861. Shuck served nearly 4 years. He was discharged on August 2, 1865 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.

The 31st Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Chase (Columbus), Ohio on August 4, 1861. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in numerous major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862).

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862-January 1-3, 1863).

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-21, 1863). Regimental losses were 11 killed and 10 wounded on September 19, 1863.

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

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

Assault on Kennesaw Mountain (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 Jonesboro (GA) (August 31-September 1, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) (April 26, 1865) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee.

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Shuck died on June 30, 1930 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln (Lancaster County), Nebraska. Shuck was a member of two posts of the Grand Army of the Republic:

Farragut Post (#25) in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Baird Post (#64) in Valpraiso, Nebraska.

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