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G.W. Durell
G.W. Durell

Federal (USV)


George W. Durell

(1816 - 1883)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery D


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Reading, PA, he had been First Sergeant of the Ringgold Light Artillery, which was in Federal service from April - July 1861 among the First Defenders in Washington, DC. He was appointed the original Captain of Independent Battery D, Pennsylvania Light Artillery, mustering in 24 September 1861.

The remainder of the War:
Discharged 23 September 1864, at the expiration of his term of service.

References, Sources, and other notes:
His service data and photograph from the History1. His middle name may be Washington.

More on the Web:
His face is sculpted on the Pennsylvania State Memorial at Vicksburg, MS. See also a post from John Hoptak about his burial place.

Birth Date: 11/26/1816    Birth State: DE    
Death Date: 11/09/1883    Burial Place: Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, PA


1   Cuffel, Charles A., History of Durell's Battery in the Civil War, Philadelphia: Craig, Finley & Company, printers, 1903, facing pg. 23, pg. 258  [AotW citation 12003]

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