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Confederate (CSV)


George Washington Alford


(1842 - 1914)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Going by Washington, in 1860 he was an 18 year old student living with his sister Sarah (Mrs. Richard Quarles) and her family on their farm at Charleston in Tallahatchie County, MS. He enlisted on 17 May 1861 in Lafayette County, MS and mustered as a Private in Company B, 19th Mississippi Infantry on 5 June 1861 at Corinth, MS. He was appointed 4th Sergeant on 14 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, by a gunshot on 5 June 1864, place not given, in a Richmond, VA hospital to 16 July, then on furlough for 40 days. He was listed as absent without leave in December 1864, the last record in his military file.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer at Abbeville in Lafayette County, MS, initially on his in-laws' place, and later on his own farm nearby.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records (CSRs),1 online from fold3. His Sharpsburg wound also on a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Isabelle "Bell" Anderson (1845-1923) in September 1864 and they had a son, John Franklin Alford (1875-1926).


07/14/1842 in MS


01/17/1914; Lafayette County, MS; burial in Midway Cemetery, Abbeville, MS


1   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 29794]