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George Morton Randall

Deceased Person from United States of America

George Morton Randall (October 8, 1841 – June 14, 1918) was a Major General in the United States Army, noted for his service in the American Civil War and Indian Wars. He was born in Conneaut, Ohio, the son of Brewster Randall (1807–1880) and Harriet Eliza Fifield Randall (1819–1878). Randall enlisted as a private in the 4th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in the April 1861. He then accepted appointment as 2nd Lieutenant in October. He served in New York and Washington, D.C., and in the field with the Army of the Potomac. He was a 2nd Lieutenant at the Siege of Yorktown, Battle of Gaines' Mill, Battle of Malvern Hill, Second Bull Run (where he commanded Company C), and Fredericksburg; and a First Lieutenant at the Battle of the Wilderness. He was appointed a brevet Captain for gallant service in the Battle of Antietam. He served as a major in the 14th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment, part of Major General George Meade's IX Corps on the Richmond-Petersburg Front in 1864, and was commander of the regiment at the Battle of the Crater. The Dansville Advertiser reported on 7 September that he assumed command of the regiment on 18 August. This article also reports that he was wounded  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1841-10-08
Place of birth
Conneaut
Nationality
United States of America

Death

Date of death
1918-06-14
Place of death
Denver

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