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Free Genealogy Biography of George Templeton,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

Captain George Murray Templeton

Captain George Murray Templeton was born at Canonsburg, Washington Co., Penn., May 3, 1841, and died May 4, 1870.

Abandoning his studies at Jefferson College he enlisted, at the age of twenty, in Company D, One Hundred and Forty-ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers; was mustered into service August 23, 1862; appointed captain in the Thirty-second Regiment U. S. Colored Troops February 17, 1864; was wounded at the battle of Honey Creek, S. C., November 30, 1864; mustered out at close of Civil war, August 22, 1986, as second lieutenant in the Eighteenth Regular U. S. Infantry; October 19, 1867, was appointed a captain in the Twenty-seventh Regular U. S. Infantry.

He was a man of sterling integrity, and an officer of distinguished bravery and superior acquirements.

Source: Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania; Chicago; J. H. Beers & Co., 1893.

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