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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

George P. Ring

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From New Orleans, he enrolled 4 June 1861 at Camp Moore, LA as First Lieutenant of Company K - the Violet Guards - 6th Louisiana Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was with Colonel Strong when that officer was shot at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and later remembered:

I was struck with a ball on the knee joint while I was kneeling by Col. Strong's body, securing his valuables. I got another ball on my arm and two on my sword in my hand, so you see I have cause to thank God that he has protected me in this great battle.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain of the Company on 7 November 1862 when Captain Manning was commissioned Major of the regiment. He was on detached duty in January and February 1863, and on detail in Nolasulgo, AL from July 1863 to February 1864. He was wounded, place not given, on 19 October 1864. He was captured and paroled at Montgomery, Al on 4 May 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. The quote above from James P. Gannon's Irish Rebels, Confederate Tigers: The 6th Louisiana Volunteers, 1861-1865 (1998) from Ring letters in the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia Papers.

Birth

Date not known in TN

Notes

1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 2, Part 1, pp. 327-328  [AotW citation 22293]