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William Cooper Talley
Birth: Dec. 11, 1831
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 1903
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he was a newspaper editor at the Upland Union in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, when he was enlisted into the Union service as Captain of Company F, 1st Pennsylvania Reserves. During the Antietam Campaign, he was placed as second in command of the Regiment and was promoted Colonel in command of the 1st Pennsylvania Reserves in March 1863. He fought at Fredericksburg and Gettysburg, being wounded in both actions. At the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, he was captured at Spottsylvania Court House on May 8, 1864 and rescued General Sheridan's cavalry on May 11, 1864. On June 13, 1864, he was mustered out of active service with his Regiment. For gallant conduct at the Battle of the Wilderness, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, he was appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for the Seventh Pennsylvania District and was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. In 1877, he took a position in the proof room of the Congressional Record Printing Department at Washington, D. C. and was there until he retired in 1898. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Mary J Webb Talley (____ - 1903)*
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3, Site 1368
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Record added: Oct 14, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5845673
William Cooper Talley
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- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 18, 2014
Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Jul. 6, 2014

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