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(Company A, Cole’s Cavalry)

Lieutenant Colonel George W.F. Vernon

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War Record

Entered the service as Second Lieutenant of Company A, on August 10, 1861. Promoted to First Lieutenant, May 10, 1862; Captain, October 25, 1862; Major, March 7, 1864; Leutenant-Colonel, April 20, 1864. Severely wounded, on January 10, 1864, at Loudon Heights, Va. Being shot in the left eye during the midnight attack by Mosby's guerrillas. May to October, 1864, assigned temporarily to command the Dismounted Cavalry Brigade, consisting of Cole's Cavalry, Maryland Volunteers, Twenty- Second Pennsylvania Cavalry, Twenty-First New York Cavalry. He also commanded the same brigade at the engagement at Leetown, Va. Detached from his command and placed in charge of Provisional Brigade, consisting of battalions from Eighteenth Connecticut Infantry, Fourteenth West Virginia, Thirteenth Maryland infantry, and One Hundred and Ninety-Fifth Pennsylvania Infantry, Department of West Virginia, from December, 1864, to March, 1865. Mustered out of service with his regiment, June 28, 1865.

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