About Colonel James Cornell Biddle, Jr. (USA)
Civil war Union Army Officer. He was mustered in as a Private in Company A, 17th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on April 25, 1861, and served until he was mustered out on August 2, 1861. On November 1, 1861 he was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in Company C, 27th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Promoted to Captain and commander of Company H on November 1, 1862. He was soon tabbed to served on the staff of Major General George Gordon Meade, performing that duty from May 1863 through the July 1863 Gettysburg Campaign, and through the end of the war. On November 5, 1863 he was discharged from the 27th Pennsylvania, and was promoted to Major and Aide-De-Camp, US Volunteers. He was brevetted Lieutenant Colonel, US Volunteers on August 1, 1864, and Colonel, US Volunteers on April 9, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services". He was once taken prisoner by the Confederates.
He was the son of James Cornell Biddle Sr. and Sarah Caldwell Keppele Biddle. When he passed away he was the last surviving member of General Meade's Civil War staff.
He married Gertrude Gouvernuer Meredith on December 27, 1862.
Daughter – Catherine M. Biddle
Daughter – Sarah Caldwell Biddle