George Washington Loop
George Washington Loop was a farmer who resided at Lewis Center, Delaware County, Ohio, when he enlisted as a private in Co. G, 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on July 1, 1862. He served as an orderly for General Haskell. On January 4, 1864, in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, as he was bringing fodder to his own horse, he was kicked in the small of the back by the horse of Adjutant Kerstutter. The force of the kick threw him a dozen or more feet into a tree. Private Loop was discharged on June 16, 1865, at Nashville, Tennessee. In 1866, he applied for an invalid's pension, claiming that a hernia and a bad back resulted from being kicked by the horse. The pension was granted. He married Elisa Jane Melling on August
20, 1865, in Columbus, Ohio. They had four children: Cora Bell, Mary M., Ida May, and Daniel. He died on December 7, 1924.
Biography provided by Michael J. Cuddy, Jr.
According to the roster, George Washington Loop enlisted as a private in the 45th OVI on July 1, 1862, at the age of nineteen. He mustered into Company G on August 19, 1862 and mustered out at Camp Harker, Tennessee on June 12, 1865.