David Miles Sells of Iowa
Appointed from Iowa, Corporal, Company D, 2nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry, 27 May to 27 August 1861
Second Lieutenant, United States Marines, 25 November 1861
Resigned 17 July 1863
Lieutenant Colonel, 107th United States Colored Infantry, 24 July 1864
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Volunteers, 13 March 1865, for faithful service in the war
Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 22 November 1866
Captain, 41st U.S. Infantry, 28 July 1866
Unassigned 1 September 1869
Honorably discharged 31 December 1870 at his own request
Lieutenant colonel, 9th United States Volunteers Infantry, 27 June 1898
Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 25 May 1899
Colonel Sells died in 1907 and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Elizabeth Russell Sells, is buried with him.
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