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Colonel George Perkins Bissell
Colonel George Bissell
American, 1827 - 1891
Biography: Before settling into a career as a Hartford, Connecticut, banker, George Bissell led an adventurous seafaring life. In November of 1862, he accepted a colonel's commission with the 25th Connecticut Volunteers, a unit of nine-months men, and the regiment was forwarded to the Department of the Gulf in Louisiana. He commanded troops throughout the siege of Port Hudson at Irish Bend, Bayou Boeuf, and Brashear City. He died in 1891.