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Confederate (CSV)


George Oliver Hoskins

(1840 - 1905)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 22, from Guilford County, he was conscripted as Private, Company A, First North Carolina Infantry on 15 July 1862 in Guilford.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was absent, wounded, to about the end of 1862 and then back with his Company. He was captured at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864 and first held at Point Lookout, MD. He was transferred to Elmira, NY on 13 August 1864 and told Federal authorities in December that he wanted to take an oath of allegiance to the US and join two brothers in Henry County, Indiana. He was finally released after taking the oath on 17 May 1865.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer in Guilford County, NC (along with his bachelor brother Eli Jasper).

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880 & 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Martha Louisa Brookbank (1852-1936) in 1872 and they had a daughter, Ida Ella (1873-1951).


05/01/1840; Guilford County, NC


05/29/1905; Summerfield, Guilford County, NC; burial in New Garden Friends Cemetery, Greensboro, NC


1   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 26305]