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George Sigourney Acker
Born (183-12-25)December 25, 183
Died September 6, 1879(1879-09-06) (aged 43)
Place of birth Rochester, New York
Place of death Kalamazoo, Michigan
Buried at Riverside Cemetery, Michigan
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861–1865
Rank Union army brig gen rank insignia Brigadier General,
Battles/wars

American Civil War

George Sigourney Acker (born December 25, 1835 in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, and died September 6, 1879 in Kalamazoo, Michigan) was a brigadier general in the Union.

He is buried in Union City, in the state of Michigan.

Early in the conflict, George Sigourney Acker enlisted in the 1st Michigan Cavalry Volunteer as captain. It controls the company I. He participated in the battles in the Shenandoah Valley in spring 1862 and the Second Battle of Bull Run. In late 1862, he attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. In early 1863, he was assigned to the 9th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry. He then participated in the operation against the raids of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan in Kentucky and Ohio. He participated in the Battle of Bluffington Island in Ohio. After the capture of Morgan, Acker was posted with his regiment in the forces of General Ambrose Burnside in eastern Tennessee.

Acker is injured November 14, 1863 at Bean's Station. Recovered from his injuries, he returned to the ranks as a colonel in the spring of 1864. He participated again in an operation against the troops of General Morgan and fight in Kentucky and Tennessee until October 1864. After this campaign, he was assigned to General William Tecumseh Sherman and participated in the march to the sea and the countryside of the Carolinas. He received his patent Brigadier General March 13, 1865.

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