While internet researching, I came across this link[http://www.angelfire.com/mo2/29mo1/29rstr07.html] for the 29th Missouri Volunteer Infantry Regiment, USA.One of the soldiers mentioned is George Eddington.The text states,
[quote] "Pvt. George EDDINGTON was 31 when he enlisted at Ironton on August 15, 1862.He mustered in at Benton Barracks on September 6 in Company E.He deserted near Whitewater, MO on November 22, 1862.He was arrested in Ironton on August 20, 1863, sent to Pilot Knob and then returned to the regiment on September 11.He was captured at Ringgold Gap, GA on November 27, 1863.He was sent to prison in Richmond, VA on December 25 and transferred to Andersonville, GA on February 14, 1864.He was sent to the prison hospital on April 4, 1864 and died the same day of chronic diarrhea.He is buried in Grave # 343." [/quote]
Using this info (grave #343), I looked into military records of Missourians who died at Andersonville.I found a link to the White River Valley Historical Quarterly Newsletter [Volume 6, Number 5, Fall 1977] and George is listed as grave #343 Eddington, G.B. rank: Pvt. Regiment: 29th Mo./Co. A died: April 4, 1864
This is likely the same George as George W. It is possible he was known as George Billy and thus the George B.Or did he have more than one middle name??
The next step will be to try and find some kind of military record for this George and see if any other family members' names appear.