Mother: Elizabeth Doughton
Birth: 1835, Putnam County, Illinois
Birth Source: Census and records of 1st Nebraska Regiment
Death: 27 Apr 1879, Douglas County, Nebraska
He was wounded when hit by a spent shell above the right knee at the Battle of Shiloh. The military surgeons treated him for several months for synovitis, but they finally reported that the condition needed rest to heal. He resigned his commission on 20 Aug 1862 and returned to his family in Nebraska.
According to the records of the 1st Nebraska Regiment, George was 6 feet tall with a sandy complexion, hazel eyes and red hair.
His full name may have been George Washington Reeves for in some census when he was younger, his family appeared to have called him "General Washington".