From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/20/1864, p.1, c 5
Death of a Richmond Citizen. – We regret to learn that Lieutenant George Hobson, of the Amherst artillery (Kirkpatrick’s battery,) was killed in the battle of Monocasy. He entered the service as a private in the 2d Howitzers, and was believed to have fired the first gun after the capture of Sumter, which was fired in this war. This was in the engagement of the 2d Howitzers with a steamship at Gloucester Point. He was afterwards transferred to the Amherst artillery, was elected 1st Lieutenant, and was in all the battles in which A P Hill’s Corps were engaged. He was a brave soldier, a good citizen, and an excellent man. He leaves a widow, and several young children. He was a member of the firm of Deane & Hobson.