George D. Cornell(c. 1833 - )
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 28 years. Enlisted August 16, 1861 at New York City and mustered in as Private, Company B to serve two years. He was promoted Corporal on October 11, 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
In his after-action report, Colonel Kimball said "I cannot close this report without calling your special attention to ... Sergeants Dews, Whitney (wounded), and Schmidt; Corporals Farrell (wounded) Cornell, and Roberts, Company B..."
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Sergeant on November 24, 1862 and transferred to non-commissioned staff - probably Sergeant Major - Third Infantry, May 6, 1863 and was discharged August 16, 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from State of New York1.
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 644 [AotW citation 12630]
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