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20440 General George L. Andrews 2nd Mass Cabinet
Card during his time teaching at West Point. Back
marked G.W. Bach Military Academy West Point, New
Andrews, George L., brigadier-general, was born in
Bridgewater, Mass., Aug. 31, 1828, and graduated in 1851
at West Point standing the highest in his class. After
graduation he superintended the construction of
fortifications in Boston harbor and then returning to West
Point, was assistant professor there in 1854 and 1855.
Resigning this position in 1855, he was a civil engineer
until the outbreak of the Civil war, when he became
lieutenant-colonel and subsequently colonel of the 2nd
Mass. regiment, serving in the Shenandoah valley and
conducting the rear guard of the retreat at Cedar
mountain. He fought through Pope's campaign and was
at Antietam, and on Nov. 1O, 1862, was promoted for
distinguished bravery to brigadier-general. In Banks'
expedition he led a brigade, and from July, 1863, to Feb.
13, 1865, commanded the Corps d'Afrique. On March 26,
1865, on account of distinguished services at the capture of
Mobile, he was brevetted major-general of volunteers.
After the war, on April 8, 1867, he was appointed United
States marshal for Massachusetts, and on Feb. 27, 1871
went to West Point to accept a position as professor of the
Source: The Union Army, vol. 8