George W Culp

BirthFeb. 28, 1838
DeathApril 30, 1889
CemeteryNemaha (Nemaha)
PostCulp (Nemaha)
Unit50th Illinois Infantry, Company D/K

Private George W Culp

Company D/K, 50th Illinois Infantry

Culp was born in Quincy (Adams County), Illinois on February 28, 1838. He was living in Liberty (Adams County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on August 19, 1861. The 23 year old farmer enlisted for 3 years and was mustered in one September 12, 1861. He served his 3 year term and was mustered out on September 27, 1864.

The 50th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Quincy, Illinois on September 12, 1861. During Culp’s enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and military campaigns. Some of them include:

Capture of Fort Donelson (TN) (February 12-16, 1862).

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862).

Battle of Corinth (MS) (October 3-4, 1862).

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

Culp died on April 30, 1889 and is buried in the Nemaha Cemetery in Nemaha (Nemaha County), Nebraska. The Culp Post (#53) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Nemaha is named for him.

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