Stevenson, George L.

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George was born on October 2, 1838 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, a son of Henry and Malvina Kimball Stevenson.

Marriage & Children

He married on October 3, 1865, Charlotte Vedder who was born in 1845 and had the following known children:

  • Libbie Stevenson
  • George Lovell Stevenson, Jr.
  • Jessie Stevenson
  • Edward Stevenson

Military Service

Residence: Rensselaerville
Enlistment Date: 5 Dec 1861
Enlistment Place: New York, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 5th Heavy Artillery
Company: Company H
Promotion Date: 12 March 1862
Promotion Rank: Corporal
Promotion Date: 14 Sept 1862
Promotion Rank: Sergeant
Captured and released on: 15 Sept 1862
Captured at: Harpers Ferry, VA
Promotion Date: 24 July 1863
Promotion Rank: First Sergeant
Promotion Date: 31 Dec 1864
Promotion Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Promotion Date: 11 April 1865
Promotion Date: 1st Lieutenant, Company C
Transfer Date: 6 May 1865
Transferred to: Company F
Muster out date: 19 July 1865
Muster out place: Harpers Ferry, VA
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 21. He received a gunshot wound to the right eye and was blind in that eye.[1]
Sources Used:, U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1896


George died in 1914 in Schenectady, NY.


Additional Research Notes

His whereabouts from 1860 to 1870 are unknown. In 1870 he lived in Albany.

Additional Media


  1. 1890 Veterans Schedules, Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY