George Henry Cram
|George Henry Cram|
Col. George H. Cram, ca. 1863
January 22, 1838|
|Died||August 5, 1872
Ponca Agency, Dakota Territory
|Place of burial||Oakdale Memorial Gardens
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Years of service||1861-1871|
|Rank||Brevet Brigadier General|
|Commands held||9th Kentucky Infantry|
Early life and career
Civil War service
Cram was named as captain of Company H of the 9th Kentucky Infantry on November 26, 1861. He was wounded in the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee in the spring of 1862. In April, Cram was promoted to lieutenant colonel and fought at the Battle of Perryville in that capacity. He commanded the 9th Kentucky at the Battle of Stones River in late December, where he was again wounded in action. In March 1863, he was promoted to colonel of the 9th Kentucky Infantry. He fought at the Battle of Chickamauga and led his regiment in the East Tennessee campaign, as well as during the assault on Missionary Ridge at Chattanooga, where he was yet again wounded. During the Atlanta Campaign, Cram commanded a brigade with distinction. He was later brevetted as a brigadier general for his performance.
Following the war, Cram was appointed as a first lieutenant in the Regular Army's 17th U.S. Infantry. Cram was promoted to captain on October 8, 1867. He then served at the army post in Galveston, Texas, for several years. Cram died in the Ponca Agency in the Dakota Territory, and was interred at the Oakdale Cemetery in Davenport, Iowa.
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- "George Henry Cram". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-02-12.
- Henry, Guy Vernon, Military Record of Civilian Appointments in the United States Army. New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1873.
(Portions available on-line at Google Books.)
- Eicher, p. 188
- Henry, p. 285
- General Orders, Adjutant-General's Office, United States. Military Secretary's Dept. 1867.