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G.H. Covode

G.H. Covode

Federal (USV)


George Hay Covode

(1835 - 1864)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Regimental Major

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Before Antietam

Before the War, George Covode was a Westmoreland County merchant and US Congressman's son. He mustered as Captain, Company D of the Fourth in September 1861. In March 1862 he was promoted to the open Major's position.

The rest of the War

He was made Lieutenant Colonel on 8 December 1863, and finally Colonel of the regiment 28 May 1864. He was killed, not quite one month later, in action at St. Mary's Church, Virginia.

References & notes

Service details from Bates1. The photo above is a detail from an 1862 Gardner photograph at the Library of Congress


1835 in PA


06/26/1864 in VA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 841]