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 George Varney

George Varney

Birth
Levant, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Death 20 Mar 1911 (aged 76)
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Burial Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Plot Corporation Grounds, Lot 1018
Memorial ID 19176 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born in Levant, Maine, he was in the wholesale grocery business when he was appointed a Major in the 2nd Maine Volunteer Infantry, Union Army, at the start of the Civil War. He was wounded and captured in the First Battle of Bull Run but exchanged for a captured Confederate officer a month later. Promoted Lieutenant Colonel, he was captured again at the Battle of Gains' Mill and later exchanged. In December 1862, during the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, even though he was seriously wounded, he led his regiment to hold off the Confederate forces behind the stone wall on Marye's Heights. After he recovered from his wounds, he was made Colonel in command of the 2nd Maine Volunteer Infantry and served until he was honorably mustered out of the United States Volunteers on June 9, 1863. For his actions at Fredericksburg, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 22 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19176
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Varney (30 Jul 1834–20 Mar 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19176, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .