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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 the Antietam Campaign:
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 remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Service details from Bates1. The photo above is a detail from an 1862 Gardner photograph at the Library of Congress

Birth State: PA    
Death Date: 06/26/1864    Death Place: VA    


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

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