George W. Wolf was born in Harrison county, Ind., April 13, 1835, and was a son of David and Mary (Utz) Wolf, no longer numbered among the living. He was engaged in farming in this county and was 27 years old when he decided to fight for the preservation of this country, Aug. 13, 1862; he entered the ranks at New Albany, Ind., as a private in Co. C., 81st Ind. V.I., 14th A.C., and in due time was promoted to Corp. and Sergt. He was never wounded but was confined in hospital at New Albany, Ind., on account of chronic diarrhea and rheumatism; he was furloughed for thirty days on account of sickness. September, 1863, he was again treated in hospital at Nashville, Tenn., from same causes about three months. The same month he was transferred to Co. I, 7th V.R.C. He took part in the engagements of Perryville, and defence of Washington, D.C., receiving his final honorable discharge June 30, 1865, at Washington, D.C. His brother, David belonged to Co. C, 81st, Ind. V.I., and was discharged on account of his disabilities; his father’s brother, John Wolf served in the War of 1812, and his father’s uncle served in the War of 1776. Mrs. Wolf’s brothers, George served in 119th Ill. and John served in Co. H, 150th Ind. V.I. Mr. Wolf’s wife is Sarah A. Meriwether, daughter of James P. and Mary (Eversole) Meriwether, both deceased. She was born Feb. 9, 1835, in this county and they were married in Floyd county, April 9, 1861. Comrade Wolf belongs to Sanderson Post, 191, his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Georgetown, Ind. Comrade Wolf is now one of the county commissioner of this county.
From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II
H.H. Hardesty, Publisher
N.Y., Toledo, Chicago
Copyright 2004 by Sharon Pike