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G.W. Nichols

G.W. Nichols

Confederate (CSV)


George Washington Nichols

(1843 - 1916)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company D as Private - May 10, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 12 September 1862 on Maryland Heights, near Harpers Ferry.

The rest 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 & 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.


01/22/1843 in GA


10/05/1916; Screven, Wayne County, GA; burial in Screven City Cemetery, Screven, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 6 (posted online by Ray Fincham, Jr.)  [AotW citation 13298]