I have George Lever Cathey in our database. Here is what I have on him:
served in Union Army; see 74 K&K, page 4
Soldier Name Company Rank In Rank Out
Cathey, George L.
RN= 19399 C,E Pvt. 2 Lieut.
Cathey, George, Cannonsburg. Entered service Nov. 11, 1861. Sergt. Co. C. 13th Inf. Second Lt. May 12, 1865. Mustered out July 25, 1865, and honorably discharged.
George L. Cathey was a lad of ten summers when brought to the state of Michigan, where he was educated in the common schools. He remained on his father's farm until the call for troops, and he decided to be one of the brave Michigan lads who arrayed themselves in the blue blouse and shouldered a musket for the defense of their country and government. He enlisted November 11, 1861, in company C, Thirteenth Michigan volunteer infantry, at Cannonsburg, and was assigned to the army of the Cumberland, and first ordered to Nashville, Tenn., there to be placed under command of Gen. Buell. The first battle he participated in was Shiloh and the next Corinth, where the first man of his company was wounded. The regiment was next engaged at Stevenson, Ala.; here the Thirteenth Michigan and the Tenth Wisconsin were placed as guard and Gen. Buell asserted that these would be sacrificed in order to cover his retreat. There was no expectation to them of ever leaving this place alive, but with many hardships they made their way, on scanty rations, across the mountains to Tallahassee, Fla., at the rate of thirty-five miles per day. After Chickamauga, he was placed in the engineers' corps, which laid the pontoon bridge across the Tennessee from Sherman's army to the rear of Gen. Bragg's lines. He spent the summer of 1864 at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, where the corps was engaged in erecting hospitals. He afterward joined in Sherman's march, fought at the battle of Bentonville, and continued on to Washington, where he witnessed the grand review, He was honorably discharged at Jackson, Mich., July 25, I865. His record as a soldier is an excellent one. Having entered as a private he was promoted after the battle of Stone river to the position of color-bearer, and on May 12, 1865, for his valor, patriotism, ability and fidelity, he was appointed second lieutenant.
CATHEY, George Lever (child of Eustatio [no surname shown] (mother) and George Cathey) was born 23 Feb 1844 in Sunnidale, Ontario, Canada; was baptized 23 Apr 1844 in Sunnidale, Ontario, Canada.
His father was George Cathey, b: 1798 in Marysburg, Simcoe Co., Ontario, d: Nov 1885 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario.
Mother was: Eustacia Brown.
He had 9 brothers & sisters.
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