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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

George D. Bayard

(Ap'd at Large)


George Dashiell Bayard: Born Dec. 18, 1835.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1852, to July 1, 1856, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, July 1, 1856.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1856‑57, — Cheyenne Expedition, 1857, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1857‑58, — Utah Expedition, 1858, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1858, 1859, — Convoying Supply Train to the Arkansas, 1859, — and Ft. Riley, Kan., 1859; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1859‑60; on Kiowa and Comanche Expedition, 1860, being engaged in a Skirmish near Bent's Ford, Col., July 11, 1860, where he was severely wounded in the face with a poisoned arrow; and at the Military Academy as Asst. Instructor of Cavalry, Mar. 16 to Sep. 3, 1861.

First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Mar. 16, 1861: 3d Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: in command

(Captain, 4th Cavalry, Aug. 20, 1861)

of Regiment attached to "Pennsylvania Reserve Corps" covering

(Colonel, 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry, Volunteers, Sep. 14, 1861)

the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Sep. 27, 1861, to May, 1862, being engaged in the Action of Dranesville, Va., Dec. 20, 1861; in command of Cavalry Brigade, Department of the Rappahannock, Apr. to Aug., 1862,

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Apr. 28, 1862)

being engaged in a Skirmish near Falmouth, Va., Apr. 16, 1862, — Occupation of Fredericksburg, Apr. 18, 1862, — and Expedition to the Shenandoah Valley to intercept the retreat of the Rebel forces under General Jackson, May‑June, 1862, participating in the Action of Harrisonburg, June 6, 1862, — Combat of Port Republic, June 8, 1862, — and several  p648 Skirmishes; as Chief of Cavalry of 3d Army Corps in the Northern Virginia Campaign, being engaged in Skirmishes on the Rapidan, Aug., 1862, — Battle of Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9, 1862, — and Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30, 1862; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Sep.‑Oct., 1862; on the March from Warrenton to Falmouth, Va., Nov., 1862; and in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, where he was Mortally Wounded.

Died, of Wounds, received at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.,
Dec. 14, 1862: Aged 27.

Buried, Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, NJ.

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