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Sallies, George W.


Age: 23, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 34th OH INF
Service: enl, 8/1/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. E, 34th OH INF, 8/15/61, m/o 9/13/64, Columbus, OH

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Birth: 1838, Stowe, VT
Death: 08/24/1908

Burial: West Branch Cemetery, Stowe, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Deanna French/Barb Baraw
Findagrave Memorial #: 164502379


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/3/1879; widow Maryette B., 10/17/1908
Portrait?: Stowe Veterans, 1906
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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West Branch Cemetery, Stowe, VT

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George W. Sallies

The following, from a Stowe boy to his parents, dated at Camp Pratt, Western Va., has been sent to us for publication.
My health is good, although I have seen some hard times, (the hardest times of my life) since I wrote to you. I have been in the saddle thirteen days and several nights, and rode over six hundred miles, and have been in three battles. I was four days without a bite to eat. I was wounded twice in one battle (flesh wounds), one in the arm, the other in the leg, and riding for six days without having them dressed. They have become quite sore and painful. I will try to give you a short description of the trip. On the 12th, the 34th Ohio, 2nd Va. and two companies of 1st Va. Calvalry started for Virginai and Tennessee Railroad. There we routed the rebels, killing and wounding several, and some prisoners. They left fifty-nine barrels of flour, 5, 000 rounds of shell, and forty thousand rifle cartridges; then we marched for two days without seeing any of the enemy, and on the morning of the 3d we came in sight of a pickets post. We charged on the post and took every picket. Then we went into camp and took one company that was stationed there, with one hundred stand of arms and ten thousand carttidges. The next was at Withville (sic), at the railroad. There we pitched a battle, and such a slaughter you never saw; it was hand to hand. There our Colonel was killed, and forty men and officers was killed and wounded. But to my certain knowledge we killed and wounded three to their one. The fight was in as pretty town as I ever saw. Their force was 1,800, with one section of artillery. Our force was about 1,000. They shot from the doors and windows, and every where else. Our company took their battery, killing the captain, and six gunners. When the fight was over, every street and alley was covered with dead and wounded rebels. We took one hundred and sixty prisoners, and burned the railroad bridge, and several mills, then we burned the town. But I will not try to describe the scene, as I cannot. You will excuse the shortness of this, as I am so weak and worn out with the loss of blood, and riding, that I can scarcely write at all, though my wounds are light, one in the left arm and the other in the left leg. I have several bullet holes through my clothes and one through my canteen.
Geo. Sallies

Submitted by: Deanna French.


NEWS & CITIZEN: AUG 29, 1908
An autopsy upon George Sallies, who died Monday night, established the cause of death as tuberculosis of the bowels with traces of peritonitis. Funeral services will be held at The Branch Church Friday afternoon, Rev. J. Q. Angell officiating. Mr. Sallies was a Civil War Veteran, and is survived by a widow and a daughter, Mrs. J. E. French, and two sons, Lucius of Stowe, and George of Denver.
NEWS & CITIZEN NOV. 22, 1916
Mrs. Marietta Sallies died..., since her marriage to George W. Sallies 51 years ago her home has been at the Forks. Mr. Sallies, who died Aug 24, 1908 was a veteran of the Civil war, serving four years in the 24th Ohio Regiment. She was for many years a member of the H. H. Smith W. R. C.

Submitted by: Deanna French.