George Washington Nichols(1843 - 1916)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 61st Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company D as Private - May 10, 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 12 September 1862 on Maryland Heights, near Harpers Ferry.
The remainder of the War:
He was hospitalized in Richmond, VA into October 1862. Wounded at Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864. He was with his unit at least until December 1864. Pension records show he was on wounded furlough close of war.
After the War:
He wrote a history of his Regiment and Brigade in A Soldier's Story of his Regiment (61st Georgia), published in 1898 [online].
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Henderson1. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave. Further details from his service records at the National Archives. His photo here, c. 1868, from one on the flyleaf of his book.
|Birth Date: 01/22/1843 Birth State: GA |
Death Date: 10/05/1916 Death Place: Screven, Wayne County, GA Burial Place: Screven City Cemetery, Screven, GA
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, l86l-l865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 6 (posted online by Ray Fincham, Jr.) [AotW citation 13298]
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