Sep. 5, 1897 New York New York County (Manhattan) New York, USA
Civil War Union Army Officer. The son of Brevet Brigadier General James Vote Bomford, he was commissioned as 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant of the 42th New York Volunteer Infantry on June 28, 1861. He was then promoted to Captain and commander of Company B on February 19, 1862, and then to Lieutenant Colonel, Field and Staff, on August 2, 1862. He served until he was honorably March 16, 1863.
The New York Herald (NY) -- Tuesday, September 7, 1897, p. 14. Major George N. Bomford, U. S. A., retired, fifty-six years old, died on Sunday in his home, No. 214 West Fourteenth street. He was born in New York and came from a family of soldiers. His grandfather, Colonel George Bomford, joined the army as lieutenant of engineers, in 1805, and was major of engineers during the War of 1812. His father, Brigadier General James V. Bomford, was a hero of the Mexican War and fought in the civil war. Major Bomford was appointed first lieutenant of the Forty-second New York Volunteers in 1862, and six months later was elevated to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He received the brevet rank of captain in 1867 for gallant services at the battle of Antietam, and was brevetted major for gallant services at the battle of Fredricksburg. He was retired a few years ago.