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Vicksburg, Mississippi

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William George
July 19, 1904
Aged 67 Yrs.

George, William, 1st Corp., b. 1837, Warren Co.; d. 19 July 1904, age 67; residence at death, Vicksburg; enlisted 15 May 1861 at age 24, Vicksburg; he was single and his occupation was a clerk; 21st Miss. Inf.; captured at Cedar Creek 19 Oct 1864; POW at Fort McHenry Dec 1864 and Point Lookout, Md., 3 Jan 1865; exchanged 17 Jan 1865. (fold3.com/image/20/78012774/)

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William George was interred on the edge of Soldiers' Rest.

After capture at Cedar Creek, Va., he was sent to the Union hospital at West's Buildings, Baltimore, Md., then on to Fort McHenry, arriving there 9 Dec 1864.

Here it is reported that Corp. William George, Co. A, 21 Miss., was admitted to the Union hospital in Baltimore from Winchester. He was suffering from a gunshot wound ("G. S. W.") to his right eye, which is "destroying" the eye and a gunshot wound to his left side. The damage has been caused by a round ball. He was wounded at Strasburg (Cedar Creek, Virginia) 19 Oct 1864, most likely fighting with General Jubal Early against Sheridan, when the Confederates nearly took a stunning victory.

It is recorded that he was transferred from Ft. McHenry to Pt. Lookout, Md., 1 Jan 1865.

From Point Lookout, he was exchanged with the Confederates 17 Jan 1865.

The 21st Miss. Inf, along with the 13th, 17th, and 18th Miss. Infantries, made up Humphrey's Brigade, under Kershaw's Division, Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia for the Order of Battle of Cedar Creek.

The Obituary of William George

The Vicksburg Evening Post, Wednesday, July 20, 1904

from The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, and
submitted by Vicksburg historian, James Earl "Sam" Price

The Death of William George; A patient sufferer for years, Mr. William George, died at the Confederate Annex in this City, at 4:00 yesterday, aged 67 years. The deceased gentleman was a native of this City. When the Civil War came, he was one of the First to enlist, and left Vicksburg as a member of the Volunteer Southrons afterwards Company A of the 21st Mississippi Regiment. He served through the Virginia Campaign and was severely wounded at Cedar Creek, losing an eye, and was reported among the dead. In all the walks of life, Mr. George was true to every trust. During the life of the Volunteer Fire Departments, he was an active member of Washington No 3. For years he was in charge of the City Prison and was a faithful official. A brother, Mr. F. P. George, and a sister, Mrs. Annie Bond, survive him. He was a son of the late Sam I. George who for many years was a Justice of the Peace in Vicksburg. The elder George, it is said, was the First White man born in Mississippi, after it was admitted as a Territory and before it became a State. Judge George was born in Warrenton, which was quite a little town in the Territorial Days. The Funeral of William George took place from Fisher's Parlors at 9:30 this morning and was conducted by Reverend C. W. Hinton, of Christ Church. The Pall-bearers, all from Camp No. 32, United Confederate Veterans, were as follows: Messrs J. D. Laughlin, A. J. Conklin, General E. S. Butts, Henry Yoste, A. A. Trescott, and W. H. Nicholson. Quite a number of floral pieces were sent to the Camp to be used at the funeral and the Camp itself provided a large and beautiful floral offering in honor of the gallant Confederate soldier "Who has crossed the River and is now at rest."

The pall-bearers mentioned in William George's obituary are CSA veterans. All are interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, and included in the  Known CSA Veterans at Cedar Hill.

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