|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1843|
Prince William County
|Death: ||Aug. 25, 1917|
Son of Mr. Horace Cole and Martha A. Cole.
Father of Sarah (Mrs. William Leon) Brannan, Alice (Mrs. J. B. Rawlings), Horace Dole (lived 8 days), and Taylor Fitzhugh (lived 18 days).
Residence Prince William County, Va.; 18 years old; 6'0", blue eyes, light hair & complexion.
Enlisted in 1861, he was mustered into Company H "Prince William Rangers", 15th Virginia Cavalry as a Private.
Detailed as courier for Gen. J. E. B. Stuart until the General's death.
Transferred into Company H, "Mosby's" 43rd Regiment Partisan Cavalry when the Prince William Rangers disbanded 12/4/1864.
Paroled 4/22/1865 at Winchester, VA.
Postwar moved to Fredericksburg and worked for the Southern Express Company. He married his cousin, Miss Alice Cole, daughter of Counsellor Cole. Later returned to Prince William County, becoming involved in farming for two years. Returned to Fredericksburg forming co-partnerships with Richard Granville Swift in a produce business ("Swift & Cole") located on Commerce Street, as "Swift & Cole, Agents" dealing with old hickory wagons, and "Swift & Cole Lumber"; upon the death of Swift they were dissolved. He then conducted a business of selling lumber and building supplies under the name E. D. Cole for over 40 years until retirement. City Councilman for 28 years; Council President for 4 years; Deacon in the Baptist church, Chairman of its Public Property Committee; President of Fair Society; Director of State proxy of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Petersburg R.R.; investor in the Princess Anne Hotel and others; Vice-president and a director of the Farmers and Merchants State Bank.
Attended 1905 Mosby's Rangers reunion in Fredericksburg.
Died from an attack of acute indigestion and apoplexy (stroke). (He is buried in the same lot as Swift.)
Mosby's Cavalry Regiment, formerly the 43rd Battalion, was organized in December, 1864. The battalion was formed in June, 1863, with five companies, later increased to eight. The unit served behind Federal lines in Northern Virginia and was the most effective command of its kind. The enemy forces were never safe and the area became known as "Mosby's Confederacy".
(bio by: BigFrench)
Alice Gray Cole Cole (1844 - 1920)
Taylor Fitzhugh Cole (1870 - 1871)*
Horace Cole (1874 - 1874)*
Martha Cole (1875 - 1876)*
Martha A Cole (1878 - 1884)*
Alice Gray Cole Rawlings (1882 - 1932)*
Alice E. Dorsey Cole (1884 - 1885)*
Plot: Section 4, Lot 56, Grave 1
Maintained by: BigFrench
Originally Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Jun 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14609126