George Edward Head (1852)

2 September 2019

Lieutenant George Edward Head led the men of Company D, 11th United States Infantry as skirmishers in the action at Boteler’s Ford near Shepherdstown, VA on 20 September 1862. He was Captain by the end of the war and continued in Regular Army service, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel of the 3rd US Infantry in 1891.

The superb 1852 daguerreotype above of Head, Class of 1852, Medicine ’55, is in the Harvard University Archives. Below he’s seen in a photograph taken about 40 years later, from family genealogists on Geni.

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