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Confederate (CSV)


George Wilson Efferson, Jr.


(1837 - 1917)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried 24 year old laborer in Livingston, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 7th Louisiana Infantry at Camp Moore, LA on 7 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Harpers Ferry on 14-15 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured on 7 November 1863 at Rappahannock Station, VA and was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD until exchanged on 9 March 1864. He was on furlough home, disabled, for the rest of the war.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer in Livingston Parish. He had retired there by 1910.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1880-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Elizabeth Causey (1845-1876) in 1864 and they had 5 children. He married again, Martha Amelia Queen Patterson (formerly Wall, 1836-1904), in July 1876, and they added two sons. She already had 6 children with Iverson J. Wall. George married for the third time, by 1910, Martha's sister Cornelia Patterson (1842-1925).


01/13/1837; Springfield, Livingston Parish, LA


11/22/1917; Livingston Parish, LA; burial in Efferson Cemetery, Livingston Parish, LA