David George McGill
Born: December 21, 1836 Cavan Township, Fairmont Ontario1 Naturalization Paper
Died: June 27, 1912 Milford, Illinois
Father: James McGill Company Pin
4–names unknown Re-enlistment Paper
Married: Hannah Smith
Anna Alura McGill 1867-1936
William H. McGill 1871-1948
Mattie McGill 1869-1929
Flora McGill 1877
Maude McGill 1881-1950 Married Odle
Edna McGill 1885-1966 Married Benjamin Odle
James McGill came to Canada from Fifeshire, Scotland in 1818. David George and four of his brothers emigrated to the
United States with David landing in Michigan City, Indiana in October, 1859. In 1863, David volunteered to join the army for
a six month enlistment. When his enlistment was up, he re-enlisted until the end of the Civil War.
Regimental history of Indiana 116:
Organized at Lafayette, Ind., and mustered in for 6 months' service August 17, 1863. Moved to
Dearborn, Mich., August 31, and guard arsenal till September 16. Moved to Nicholasville, Ky.,
September 16. Attached to Mahan's 1st Brigade, Willcox's Left Wing Forces, Dept. of the Ohio,
to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Willcox's Division, Left Wing Forces, Dept. of the Ohio, to January,
1864. District of the Clinch, Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1864.
SERVICE.--March from Nicholasville, Ky., to Cumberland Gap September 24-October 3, 1863,
and to Morristown October 6-8. Action at Blue Springs October 10. March to Greenville and duty
there till November 6; thence march to Bull's Gap and across Clinch Mountain to Clinch River
November-December. Action at Walker's Ford, Clinch River, December 2. Duty at Tazewell,
Maynardsville and in East Tennessee till February, 1864. Action at Tazewell January 24.
Mustered out February 29 to March 2, 1864.
Regiment lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 64 Enlisted men by disease. Total 65.
After the war, he married Hannah Smith and settled near Shawnee Mound, Indiana. Later,
he moved to Rossville, Illinois, then to the country around Milford, Illinois. He finally moved
into the town of Milford, where the last of his eight children were born.
1Information from Louise Craig