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BOOMER, George Boardman, soldier, born in Sutton, Massachusetts, 26 July 1832 ; killed at Vicksburg, Mississippi, 22 May 1863. He removed to St. Louis at an early age and became a bridge-builder. The town of Osage Rock, on Osage river, was laid out and partly built by him. He was present, as colonel of the 22d Missouri volunteers, at the surrender of Island No. 10, and distinguished himself at the battle of hka, where he was severely wounded. He commanded the second brigade of General Quinby's division of MacPherson's corps at the battle of Champion Hills with conspicuous gallantry, and was recommended for promotion. While leading his brigade in an assault upon the works on the east side of the city of Vicksburg he was killed by a sharp-shooter.
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