Lt. George B. Inman

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Lt. George B. Inman


Image of a Civil War portrait of Lt. George B. Inman of the Seventh Rhode Island Volunteers.

First Lieutenant George B. Inman was born in Burrillville, R. I., March 18, 1843. He attended school winters in the proverbial little country district schoolhouse until he was sixteen years of age, when he commenced teaching. Later he attended the State Normal School, then at Bristol, until he connected himself with this regiment. He served with the ambulance corps from Oct. 15, 1862, until December, when, on the 28th, he was discharged on tender of resignation. Returning home he completed his normal course and taught for several years, meanwhile studying civil and hydraulic engineering. He then associated himself in New York with his brother Willard F. under the style of Inman Bros, as engineers and water works contractors. The firm has built many works in different sections of the country besides planning many water and gas works, reservoirs, railroads, etc., in whose construction they had no part. From 1888 to 1893 he was in England selling water and gas bonds. From 1872 to 1875 he was captain of Company A, Providence Horse Guards; a little later he was major on the staff of General Husted, of New York, and in 1881-2-3 he was colonel on the staff of General Cornell, of Kansas, at a time when he was building water works and gas works all over that state and Wisconsin. He was a member of Slocum Post, No. 10, Grand Army of the Republic, of Providence, R. I. In 1870 he married Nellie R. Kent, of Providence, R. I. They have no children.
Source: The Seventh Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers in the Civil War, 1862-1865 by William Palmer Hopkins

See also:
Military Records - Civil War

Civil War Recruitment Book (1861)

Civil War - Fourth Rhode Island Volunteers, Commission on Clothing Reimbursements (1889 - 1894)


Hopkins, William P.


The Seventh Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers in the Civil War 1862-1865.


Rhode Island State Archives




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Hopkins, William P., "Lt. George B. Inman," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #190, (accessed October 21, 2018).