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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 13: the siege and evacuation of Fort Sumter. (search)
nder of a volunteer regiment, was offered to Lieutenant Snyder, but he preferred his position in the regular Army. He died while assisting in the construction of the defenses of Washington City. His remains are under a neat monument in his family burial-ground, near Schoharie Court House, New York, forty miles west of Albany. On the monument are the following inscriptions-- West side.--Lieutenant Geo. W. Snyder, born at Cobleskill, July 30, 1838. Died at Washington City, D. C., November 17, 1861. North side.--A graduate of Union College; also of the Military Academy at West Point, with the highest honors of his class. Fast side.--One of the gallant defenders of Fort Sumter. South side.--Aide-de-Camp to General Heintzelman at the battle of Bull's Run. On the west side of the monument, in relief, is a military hat and sword. I am indebted to Mr. Daniel Knower for the drawing of the monument. was his chief messenger in bearing written and oral dispatches to and from