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George VanEvery

5th MI Infantry, Company U

(1846 – 1864)

George Van Every joined Company U of the 5th MI Infantry on February 11, 1864 at age 18 as a private.  8 weeks later he died of disease in winter quarters at Brandy Station, VA.      

George was born in 1846 or 1847 in Franklin Village, Southfield Twp. MI, the youngest of 5 children, to Peter (1813-1889) and Roseanna Tadaroot (1811-1863) Van Every.  The Van Everys ran a mill in Franklin Village which was operating in 2011.  One of George’s older brothers, Joseph, also served as a private in the war.

It is likely that George Van Every was buried as an unknown soldier at one of the cemeteries administered by Culpepper National Cemetery in Virginia.

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