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Confederate (CSA)


George H. Thornton

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Cobb's (GA) Legion, Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

A 20 year old farmer, he enlisted at Bowdon as a Private in Company B, Cobb's Legion Infantry on 30 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the hip and captured in action at Crampton's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Burkittsville, MD but died there of his wounds, date not given. He was buried at Burkittsville but may have been reinterred inthe Washington Confederate Cemetery in Hagerstown, MD in about 1874.

References & notes

His Civil War service from Hugh W. Barrow in the roster appended to his book Private James R. Barrow and Company B, Cobb's Legion Infantry (1996) [pdf].


c. 1841


1862; Burkittsville, MD