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Name:George Hupp Eyster
Affiliation:Class of 1864
Biography & Genealogy:George Hupp Eyster, Class of 1864: Born- Mar. 4, 1843. Matriculated from Fairmont, West Virginia. At VMI 1 year. Military Record: served as a Drillmaster in Richmond during the spring of 1861; unofficial source says he worked with the 3rd Artillery and Captain J.J. Shoemaker's Company of Virginia Horse Artillery; assigned July 25, 1861 as Drillmaster to the 44th Virginia; appointed acting Adjutant of post at Huntersville in early 1862; assigned as Ordinance Officer later in the year in the brigade of Brigadier General (later Lieutenant General) J.A. Early and later with brigade of Brigadier General W. Smith; appointed to Captain on June 4, 1863 (after it was discovered that he had never been appointed) in the Adjutant General's Department; inspector of Brigadier General J. Pegram's brigade; Wounded in Action (head, abdomen), and spent May-August 1864 in hospitals in Richmond, VA, and Greensboro, NC; assigned August 19, 1864 as Assistant Adjutant General and Inspector for Brigadier General J. McCausland's (VMI Class of 1857) brigade; signed parole May 1, 1865 at Winchester as Major and Inspector General for Major General T.L. Rossser's cavalry division. Post War Career: at University of Virginia 1866-67; unofficial source says he also studied medicine at Bellevue Hospital in New York, New York; practiced in Baltimore, Maryland and Fairmont, West Virginia; unofficial source says he served as a "volunteer physician" in West Virginia and Virginia during World War I; he would have been one of the few men to serve in both wars; wrote of his Unionist family in 1862, "I would rather starve than ask their assistance in any manner." Died- unknown.
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