George B Hendrix

DeathMay 10, 1890
CemeteryBroken Bow (Broken Bow)
PostMercer (Sound Bend)
Unit50th Illinois Infantry, Company K

Corporal George B Hendrix

Company K, 50th Illinois Infantry

Hendrix (also spelled Hendricks) was born in Adams County, Illinois in 1834. He was residing in Burton (Adams County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on January 29, 1864. He was mustered in the unit on February 1, 1864 and served about 17 months. He was musteredout on July 13, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Hendrix was promoted to corporal during his tour of duty.

Hendrix joined the unit before the Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864). For the balance of his service, the unit was involved in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

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

Battle of Allatoona (GA) (October 5, 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 20-21, 1865).

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

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

Hendrix died on May 10, 1890 and is buried in the Broken Bow Cemetery in Broken Bow (Custer County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Mercer Post (#145) of the Grand Army of the Republic in South Bend, Nebraska.

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