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Confederate (CSA)

Major

Washington Leonidas Grice

(1832 - 1925)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A lawyer in Butler, GA since 1855, he mustered as 2nd Sergeant, Company G, 6th Georgia Infantry on 27 May 1861 and was commissioned Junior 2nd Lieutenant on 27 February 1862. He was discharged 15 May 1862 and commissioned that date as Major, 45th Georgia Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the regiment in Maryland as senior officer present.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 13 October 1862 but resigned his commission on 17 March 1864 having been elected to the Georgia State Senate. After the legislative session, on 26 May, he again enlisted, as First Sergeant, Pruden's Battery, Georgia Light Artillery. He was surrendered with them at Milledgeville, GA on 12 May 1865.

After the War

He returned to his law practice, first in Hawkinsville, then Perry, GA. In 1877 he was appointed judge of the Superior Court. He returned to Hawkinsville in 1922 died there at age 93 in 1925.

References & notes

Service from the Roster 1 via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from a sketch in Rev. J.L. Baggott's History of Pulaski County Georgia (DAR, 1935). His gravesite is on FIndagrave.

Birth

02/22/1832; Spalding County, GA

Death

03/09/1925 Hawkinsville, GA; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Perry, GA

Notes

1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 19615]