Monday, February 11, 2013

James A. Dole, Maine.

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First Maine Heavy Artillery.
First Lieutenant JAMES A. DOLE. 

 Joined Company F as Corporal, was promoted to Sergeant and Orderly Sergeant for his recognized abiUty to fill this difficult position. His services as Orderly and Lieutenant in Company F marked him as one of the best among our many able and popular young officers. In action he was brave, cool and discreet. Careful to guard his men from useless waste of life, he would lead them into the fiercest of the fray when the supreme moment came. He accompanied the writer in an attempt to rescue some wounded comrades in the early morning of June 19 after the fatal charge. His courage could never be questioned afterwards. He has been prominent as merchant in Bangor and banker in California since the war.

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