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Col James Cornell Biddle, Jr
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Birth: Oct. 3, 1835
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1898
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil war Union Army Officer. He was mustered in as a Private in Company A, 17th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on April 25, 1861, and served until he was mustered out on August 2, 1861. On November 1, 1861 he was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in Company C, 27th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Promoted to Captain and commander of Company H on November 1, 1862. He was soon tabbed to served on the staff of Major General George Gordon Meade, performing that duty from May 1863 through the July 1863 Gettysburg Campaign, and through the end of the war. On November 5, 1863 he was discharged from the 27th Pennsylvania, and was promoted to Major and Aide-De-Camp, US Volunteers. He was brevetted Lieutenant Colonel, US Volunteers on August 1, 1864, for "faithful and meritorious services in the field" and Colonel, US Volunteers on April 9, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the recent operations resulting the fall of Richmond and the surrender of the insurgent army under General R.E. Lee". He was once taken prisoner by the Confederates.

He was the son of James Cornell Biddle Sr. and Sarah Caldwell Keppele Biddle. When he passed away he was the last surviving member of General Meade's Civil War staff.

He married Gertrude Gouvernuer Meredith on December 27, 1862.

Daughter Catherine M. Biddle
Daughter Sarah Caldwell Biddle 
Family links: 
  James Cornell Biddle (1795 - 1838)
  Sarah Caldwell Keppele Biddle (1789 - 1877)
  Gertrude Governor Meredith Biddle (1839 - 1905)
  Thomas Biddle (1827 - 1875)*
  Caldwell Keppele Biddle (1829 - 1862)*
  Catherine Keppele Biddle Tatham (1831 - 1914)*
  Rebecca Biddle (1833 - 1859)*
  James Cornell Biddle (1835 - 1898)
  Cadwalader Biddle (1837 - 1906)*
*Calculated relationship
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section G, Lot 245, UNMARKED
Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Sep 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42348756
Col James Cornell Biddle, Jr
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Col James Cornell Biddle, Jr
Added by: Russ Dodge
Col James Cornell Biddle, Jr
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Companion #03792 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Mar. 15, 2011

- mourninglory
 Added: Feb. 8, 2011

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