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DOLES, George Pierce, soldier, born in Milledgeville, Georgia, 14 May 1830; died near Cold Harbor, Virginia, 2 June 1864. He was educated in Milledgeville, and at the beginning of the civil war was captain of a militia company called the "Baldwin Blues." His services and those of his command were at once offered to the governor of Georgia and accepted. He was made a captain in the 4th Georgia infantry, and in May 1862, became colonel of his regiment. He followed the fortunes of the army of Northern Virginia, and at the battle of Gettysburg succeeded to the command of a brigade. His commission as brigadier general bore date 2 November 1862. During the overland campaigns he commanded a division in General Ewell's corps, and was killed in the battle of Cold Harbor.
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