George Pierce Doles(1830 - 1864)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Pre-War Profession: Businessman Captain of the Baldwin Blues militia company. In 1861 he was Captain in the 4th GA Regiment. In May 1861 he was appointed Colonel and led the Regiment at Malvern Hill (wounded) and South Mountain.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He led his Regiment as part of Ripley's Brigade in D.H. Hill's Division and took command of the Brigade when BGen Ripley was wounded in the ferocious combat in the Sunken Lane on the 17th.
The remainder of the War:
He commanded Doles' Brigade in D. H. Hill's Division at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville and in Rodes' Division at Gettysburg the Wilderness Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor where he was killed.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Notes: His Brigade recaptured the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania.
|Birth Date: 05/14/1830 Place of Birth: Milledgeville, GA |
Death Date: 06/02/1864 Death Place: Bethesda Church, VA Burial Place: Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, GA
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