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- Copy of Special Order No. 31, 2 February 1865, issued by Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia, transferring Private D. M. Bernard (1840-1894) from Company E, 12th Virginia Infantry Regiment, to Company E, 10th Virginia Cavalry Regiment
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- David Meade Bernard was born 11 April 1840 to David Meade Bernard and Sallie Field Bernard. He was educated in private schools in Petersburg, Virginia, and graduated from Hampden-Syndey College with a B.A. in 1860. Between graduation and the Civil War, Bernard taught school. When the war began, he enlisted in Company E, 12 Virginia Infantry. Bernard was promoted to sergeant 14 July 1862 and to ordnance sergeant in January 1864. 25 February 1864, he transferred to Company E, 13th Virginia Cavalry, but returned to the 12th Virginia the following December. On 2 February 1865, he was transferred to Company E, 10th Virginia Cavalry. Bernard was wounded at the battle of Five Forks 1 April 1865. After the Civil War ended, Bernard practiced law and served as Commonwealth's Attorney for Brunswick County, Virginia. He was a judge of the Petersburg Hustings Court from 1886 to 1894. He married Lucia B. Morrison 21 December 1870, and they had at least four children. Bernard died in Petersburg 3 August 1894.
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