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General George W. Getty, U.S.A.

 
 
General George W. Getty, U.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 8, 2018
1. General George W. Getty, U.S.A. Marker
Inscription.  George Washington Getty was born in Washington, D.C. on October 2, 1819. He graduated from the U.S Military Academy in West Point in 1840 and served in Michigan at Fort Monroe, Virginia. He was a captain of artillery in the Mexican War (1847-48), and in the Seminole Wars in Florida (1849-50). He married Elizabeth Graham Stevenson from Staunton, Virginia in 1848.

At the beginning of the Civil War George Getty was captain of the 4th Artillery, U.S. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in September, 1861, he commanded four batteries during the Peninsular and Seven Days campaigns. At Antietam he served as chief of artillery of the IX Corps. He was then promoted to brigadier general and assumed command of the 3rd Division of the IX Corps, leading it in the Battle of Fredericksburg, and in the defense of Suffolk, Virginia.

In the spring of 1864 he assumed command of the 2nd Division of the VI Corps and was severely wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5. Because of his wound he was unable to accompany his troops in the defense of Washington, D.C. in July, 1864, but recovered to later lead the Division at Petersburg and Cedar
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 8, 2018
2. General George W. Getty, U.S.A. Marker
Creek. He was breveted a major general of volunteers in August, 1864. After the war he was a colonel in the regular army and commanded the army artillery school at Fort Monroe, Virginia.

Gen. Getty purchased the "Bachelor Farm" in Wheaton, including the present General Getty Park, in 1882 as a place to spend his retirement years. He died October 1, 1901, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. George and Elizabeth Getty had seven children and many descendants still reside in the area.
 
Erected by Montgomery County Park Commission, Department of Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US CivilWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 39° 1.203′ N, 77° 2.57′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Belvedere Boulevard and Woodland Drive, on the right when traveling east. On the grounds of General Getty Park in Wheaton. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10001 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park (approx. half a mile away); Bioretention (approx. half a mile away); Daniel Carroll of Rock Creek
General George W. Getty, U.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 26, 2018
3. General George W. Getty, U.S.A. Marker
(approx. half a mile away); John Carroll (approx. half a mile away); Stream Restoration (approx. half a mile away); Daniel Carroll II (approx. 0.6 miles away); Forest Glen Railroad Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sororities (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
Sign at the entrance of General Getty Park image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 8, 2018
4. Sign at the entrance of General Getty Park
General Getty Park

M-NCPPC Montgomery County
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Library of Congress
5. General George W. Getty
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on February 9, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on June 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on February 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   5. submitted on June 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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