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Twenty-nine year old Union Brigade commander George Boomer dies at the head of his troops

George Boardman Boomer, detail
05/22/1863
The Worcester, Massachusetts born George Boardman Boomer was commanding a brigade of Missouri Infantry in General McPherson's XVII Corps in the advance to Vicksburg. He fought with distinction at the Battle of Champion Hill and just a week later led his men during the second infantry assault on Vicksburg.  He was attacking the Railway Redoubt on the west side of the city when he was shot down by Confederate sharpshooters. His body was returned to Worcester for burial. He was promoted to brigadier general posthumously.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Mary Amelia Boomer Stone, Memoir of George Boardman Boomer (Boston, MA: George C. Rand and Avery, 1864), 258-259. 

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