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Sergeant George Lemon, Company K.


        George LEMON was born October 22, 1829 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. He moved to Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio prior to 1856.
        He married Sarah Elizabeth HILL, d. o. Henry HILL and Mary HOWSER, on September 3, 1856. Engineer with the B & O railroad was George's occupation and conducted business in Chillicothe, Ohio.
        On December 22,1862, George enlisted in to Company K of the 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry for a term of 3 years. He was 32 years of age and 5 feet 9 inches tall with a light complexion and dark eyes and black hair. Richard Long signed his enlistment papers.
        George was appointed 5" Corporal October 19, 1862 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Corporal Benjamin Cooley. He was assigned to the Regimental Commissary Department on December 9, 1862.
        He volunteered for re-enlistment on January 1, 1864 during the regiment's occupation at Lookout Valley, Tennessee. 2nd. Lt. S. R. Peters signed his papers. On February 15, 1864, George transferred to the National Commissary Service as Commissary Sergeant.
        On July 20, 1865, Sergeant George Lemon was mustered out near Louisville, Kentucky with an Honorably Discharge.
        Sergeant Lemon participated in the battles of: Gettysburg, Culpepper Court House, New Hope Church, and in The Atlanta Campaign. He was with the regiment throughout the war, but was wounded at New Hope Church, GA.
        They had 4 known children, Mary C. LEMON, -------- b: October 18, 1857
                                                       Orland H. LEMON, ------ b: 1861
                                                       Warren LEMON, --------- b: 1872
                                                      Clarence Elmer LEMON, b: January 31, 1874

George LEMON died May 1, 1897 and is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Info by Jack Lemon: JLemScot@aol.com