Civil War Soldiers - Geary or Gary Family Civil War Soldiers
From the blood soaked plains of Manassas, to the smoke filled skies of Atlanta, and finally to the tear filled eyes at Appomattox. For four of the bloodiest years in the history of this Republic the war raged. It started as Yanks and Rebs, it ended as "Americans!!" More than 600,000 men gave their lives for their country in this war. This is more lives lost in one war than in all wars and conflicts combined following this period in time. For more detailed information on the Civil War, visit The American Civil War Home Page. Battle Summaries can be found here.
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Listed below are members of the Gary/Geary Family who we believe served during the Civil War. If you can provide additional information, documentation, or pictures of any of these individuals, please send them to me and I will be happy to add them. If you know of any members who are not listed and served either for the North or South, please let me know. Links are provided for those individuals where additional information is available.
Relationships to Peter Gary Sr., the Revolutionary War Soldier are indicated:
- Peter Gary, III (grandson of Peter, Sr. through his son, Peter, Jr.)
- John Henry (grandson-in-law of Peter, Sr. through Peter Jr's daughter Hannah) - John Henry enlisted in 1862. He was wounded at Spotsylvania Court House May 12, 1864. Discharged by General Order June 8, 1865. He has his right thumb shot off. John received $30 a month for the rest of his life. After his death, Hannah received it the rest of her life.
- Abraham Geary Miller (Hannah's son, Peter Sr's great-grandson)
- Simon Geary - Simon had a bullet in his arm. Couldn't bend it or straighten it out. He carried it as if it was in a sling.
- Jonas Hessel Gary (Peter Sr's grandson through his son Peter, Jr.)
- Samuel Mickey (Peter Sr's grandson through his daughter Catherine Gary Mickey)
- Robert Mickey (Peter Sr's grandson through his daughter Catherine Gary Mickey)
- James Mickey (Peter Sr's grandson through his daughter Catherine Gary Mickey)
- Daniel Mickey (Peter Sr's grandson through his daughter Catherine Gary Mickey)
- Isaac Mickey - (grandson of Peter, Sr. through his daughter Catherine Gary Mickey.
- Rankin Mickey - (Peter Sr's great-grandson)
- James Alexander Gary (Peter Sr's grandson through his son Jonathan)
- George Washington Geary (Peter Sr's grandson through his son Jonathan)
- Samuel Clark Gary (Peter Sr's grandson through his son Jonathan)
- Silas Whipkey- (Peter Sr's grandson through his daughter Rebecca Gary Whipkey) - died during the Civil War
- Jacob Geary (Peter Sr's grandson through his son Adam)
- Frances Gary (Peter's grandson through his son Killian)
- Casper Schmuck (married Rebecca Geary, granddaughter of Peter Sr).
If you have additional information on any of the above named individuals - photos, obituaries, or any documentation that you would be willing to share, please contact pat
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Additional Resources on the American Civil War
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System - National Park Service - The CWSS is a comprehensive research tool for searching the records of the soldiers and sailors that fought in the Civil War.
Civil War Era Records - FamilySearch provides free access to millions of records from the time of the U.S. Civil War. Many of these records document events related to the war and its aftermath. Some of the records contain the index only and point you to other sites where fees may apply.