h/o Mary Tyree Imboden
Col. Geo.W. Imboden, of the 18th Virginia cavalry, died Sunday Jan 8, 1922, at Austead, Fayette county, W. Va., in the 87th year of his age. Before the war of '61-5 he was practicing law in Staunton, Va., and a member of the Staunton artillery, commanded by his brother, Jno. D. Imboden, afterwards promoted to brigadier-general. December 13, 1862, Col Imboden was commissioned, and assigned to the 18th Virginia cavalry of General John D. Imboden's brigade. Imboden's artillery distinguished itself in the battle fought at Manassas, in '61, and was referred to nine separate times by General Beauregard in his report. In one of these he says: "It is worthy of notice, that this encounter of one six-pounder guns, handled by volunteers artillerists, worsted such a notorious adversary, as the Sherman battery, which quit the contest, under the illusion that it had weightier metal than its own, to contend with." Sherman's battery was the boasted command of the U. S.
After the war, Col. Imboden located in Austead, was interested in the coal mines of that section and filled many positions of importance in Austead. He is survived by his wife.
Some of the "old boys" are living in Staunton, and will regret this loss.
The death of Col. Imboden leaves only two brothers, Capt Frank M. Imboden, of Bristol, Va., and Sergt. James, of Arlington, Fairfax county.
Staunton is proud of the battery and justly so.
Staunton News-Leader Fri Feb 17, 1922
West Virginia, USA
Created by: David Simpson
Record added: Oct 03, 2006
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