George Briggs Russell of Massachusetts. Born 27 September 1842
Appointed from Massachusetts, Second Lieuetnant, 38th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 20 August 1862
First Lieutenant, 1 January 1863
Captain, 5 April 1863
Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 8 September 1864
First Lieutenant, VRC, 25 August 1864
Captain, 15 September 1864
Brevered Major of Volunteers 13 March 1865 for meritorious service and Lieuenant Colonel 13 March 1865 for gallant and meritorious conduct during the siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana
Honorably mustered out 1 September 1866
Captain, 44th United States Infantry, 28 July 1866
Unassigned 27May 1869
Assigned to 7th United States Infantry 7 April 1870
Transferred to the 9th United States Infantry 30 April 1870
Major, 5th United States Infantry, 22 April 1892
Lieutenant colonel, 14th United States Infantry, 10 March 1896
Breveted Major 2 March 1867 for gallant and meritorious service in the assault on Port Hudson, Louisiana.
Retied 25 March 1898
Colonel Russell died on 24 October 1903 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
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