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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, Independent Battery D

Before Antietam

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 rest of the War

Discharged 23 September 1864, at the expiration of his term of service.

References & 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.


11/26/1816 in DE


11/09/1883; burial in 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]