Hartley, George W.

George W, Hartley Co B 68th Pa, Volunteers             George's son Theodore with his wife Maggie and their three children.

This picture was taken in1862                                      Right Top is Maggie age 31, Theodore age 34  holding 3 year old Harry,

                                                                                     eight year old George, and Sarah Jane 13, holding a neighbor girl age and name unknown.

George W. Hartley was born in 1835. For a time he and his wife lived in Philadelphia, George worked as a wagon drive delivering liquor for a local company. We are not sure if he came to Bucks County or if it was just his son, Theodore. But we have added him to our veterans roster because his son and his other descendants still live in West Rockhill Township. He married Sarah Ann Boyer  August 19, 1854. They had three children Jacob K., Theodore, and Elizabeth. HIs son Theodore worked at White's Mill which was located in Montgomery County. Theodore later took over Hoot's Mill in Bucks County, West Rockhill Township. Hoot's Mill was also know as " The Little Red Mill " and was believed to be in existence since the 1730's. Unfortunately nothing is left of the Mill. Theodore moved his entire family to Hoot's Mill. Theodore had three children Sarah Jane, George and Harry. You can see them in the photo above.

George W. Hartley served with Co B 68th Pennsylvania Volunteers in 1862

He was mustered in on August 19, 1962 mustered out with the company on June 9, 1965

The 68th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry was organized in Philadelphia for a three year enlistment under the command of Colonel Andrew H. Tippen.

The 68th left Pennsylvania for Washington D.C. on September 1, 1862.

Camped at Arlington Heights until October than moved to Poolesville Maryland where they marched up the Potomac to Leesburg, than marched to Falmouth Va.

October 11 - November 19th the Company was involved in the Battle of Fredericksburg Va.

December 12 -15 Burnsides 2d Campaign 

January 20 - 24 1863 "Mud March"

April 1863 Falsmouth

April 27 - May 6  Battle of Chancellorsville

June 13 - July 3 Battle of Gettysburg

July 5 - 24 Pursuit of Lee

July 23 Whapping Heights Va.

July 23 - October Duty on the line of th Rappahannock

October 9 - 22 Bristoe Campaign

November 7 - 8 Advance to the line Rappahannock

November 26 - December 2d Mine Run Campaign

1864 at Brandy Station 

February 6 - June 12 Demonstrations and Campaign at Rapidan

April 18 Assigned to provost duty at Meade's Headquarters

May 5- 7 Battle of the Wilderness

May 8  - 24 Spotsylvania Court House

May 21 Guinea Station

May 23 - 26 North Anna River

May 26 - 28 Pamunkey (on the line)

May 28 - 31 Totopotomoy

June 1 - 12 Cold Harbor

June 16 - April 3  Pre Pettersburg, Pertersburg, Richmoind and Provost Duty at City Point Va.

April 1865 Moved from Petersburg to Hart's Island N.Y. Harbor to guard prisoners until mustering out in June of 1865

The Regiment lost a total of 122 men.

10 officers

61 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded during service.

51 enlisted men died of diseases.

The 68th served in every major battle during the Civil War. George Hartley survived the Civil War and lived until 1917

Hoots Mill were his son Theodore and his family lived in West Rockhill