Doles, George Pierce

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His infantry brigade of Georgians camped on the grounds of the College, June 27-29, 1863
Full name
George Pierce Doles
Place of Birth
Burial Place
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Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Occupation
Military
Military
Confederate Army

George Pierce Doles (Appleton’s)

Reference
DOLES, George Pierce, soldier, b. in Milledgeville, Ga., 14 May, 1830 ; d. near Cold Harbor, Va., 2 June, 1864. He was educated in Milledgeville, and at the beginning of the civil war was captain of a militia company called the "Baldwin Blues." His services and those of his command were at once offered to the governor of Georgia and accepted. He was made a captain in the 4th Georgia infantry, and in May, 1862, became colonel of his regiment. He followed the fortunes of the army of Northern Virginia, and at the battle of Gettysburg succeeded to the command of a brigade. His commission as brigadier-general bore date 2 Nov., 1862. During the overland campaigns he commanded a division in Gen. Ewell's corps, and was killed in the battle of Cold Harbor.
James Grant Wilson and John Fiske, eds., “Doles, George Pierce,” Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1888), 2: 196.
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