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Doles, George Pierce


Confederate general George Pierce Doles was born in Milledgeville, Georgia on May 14, 1830. There he became a businessman and captain of Baldwin Blues militia unit. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Doles became a captain in the 4th Georgia, and a colonel by May 1861. He served in the battles of Malvern Hill (where he was wounded), South Mountain, and Sharpsburg. In November 1862, Doles was promoted to brigadier general. Doles commanded his own brigade in D.H. Hill’s Division at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. His brigade was transferred to Rodes’ Division and served at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, where he was killed at Bethesada Church, Va. on June 2, 1864. His body was returned to Milledgeville, where he was buried in Memory Hill Cemetery.

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Source: Civil War Generals in Black and White