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Confederate (CSA)

Major

George Craghead Cabell

(1836 - 1906)

Home State: Virginia

Education: U of Virginia, Law, Class of 1857

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 18th Virginia Infantry

 

see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

He practiced law and edited Danville's Democratic Appeal before the Civil War, and was elected the city's Commonwealth Attorney in September 1858.

The rest of the War

In October 1863 he was made provost-marshal of the city of Petersburg, and by the battle of the Wilderness (May 1864) he was Lt Colonel in command of the Regiment.

After the War

He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1887) from Virginia.

References & notes

Source: Cabell Family Papers, UVa.; and his US Congress bio (which apparently spells his middle name wrong).

Birth

1/25/1836; Danville, VA

Death

6/23/1906 Baltimore, MD; burial in Green Hill Cemetery, Danville, VA