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George Varney
Birth: Jul. 30, 1834
Death: Mar. 20, 1911
Bangor
Maine, USA

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) 
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Bangor
Penobscot County
Maine, USA
Plot: Corporation Grounds, Lot 1018
 
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Record added: Dec 22, 2000
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George Varney
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