George Washington Mindil
Major General, United States Army
in Germany and emmigrated to the United States. He earned the Medal of
Honorwhile serving at Captain, Company I, 61st Pennsylvania
Volunteer Infantry at Williamsburg, Virginia, on May 5, 1862.
He was first commissioned as Second Lieutenant from Pennsylvnia on July 15, 1861 and First Lieutennt six weeks later. He was then promoted to Captain October 5, 1861 and transferred to the 61st Pennslyvania in February 1862. He resigned this commission on October 5, 1862 in order to become Colonel of the 33rd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry on October 10, 1862. He was mustered out of the volunteer service on July 1865 and remained the the regular army following the Civil War.
He died on July 20, 1907 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Caroline S. Mindill, 1856-1940, is buried with him.
Rank and organization: Captain, Company I, 61st Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Williamsburg, Virginia, 5 May 1862. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 25 October 1893.
As aide-de-camp led the charge with a part
of a regiment, pierced the enemy's center, silenced some of his artillery,
and, getting in his rear, caused him to abandon his position.
MINDIL, GEORGE W
COL 33RD NJ INF AND WR
DATE OF DEATH: 07/20/1907
BURIED AT: SITE 1568
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
MINDIL, CAROLINE S W/O GEORGE W
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins, 1990
Updated: 30 September 2000 Updated: 15 March 2003 Updated: 17 August 2003 Updated: 14 September 2005 Updated: 31 December 2005
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 22 April 2004