George W. McCright

BirthMarch 28, 1846
DeathDec. 9, 1936
CemeteryGross (Gross)
PostLogan (Gross)
Unit177th Ohio Infantry, Company C

Private George W McCright

Company C, 177th Ohio Infantry

McCright was born in Ohio on March 28, 1846. He enlisted as an 18 year old on August 21, 1864. McCright was mustered on September 23, 1864 and served about 9 months. He was mustered out on June 24, 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina. McCright’s middle name was “Washington”.

The 177th Ohio Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Cleveland, Ohio on October 9, 1864. During McCright’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Siege of Murfreesboro (TN) (December 5-12, 1864).

Capture of Wilmington (NC) (February 22, 1865).

Campaign of the Carolinas (SC/NC) (March 1-April 26, 1865).

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

McCright died on December 9, 1936 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Gross Cemetery in Gross (Boyd County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Logan Post (#353) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Gross.

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