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Confederate (CSV)


George W. Champion

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Musician in Company I, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 at Griffin, GA, and was appointed a Private by September 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was 5th Corporal when he was captured near Gettysburg, PA on 4 or 5 July 1863. He was a prisoner at Fort McHenry to 9 July, then at Fort Delaware. He was transferred to Point Lookout, MD in October 1863 and was exchanged there on 13 (or 18) February 1865.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Sharpsburg wound detail from a casualty list in the Savannah Weekly Republican of 4 October 1862.


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 28374]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28375]