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Federal (USV)


George D. Cornell

(c. 1833 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

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.

On the 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 rest 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 & notes

Service data from State of New York1.


c. 1833


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]