John George
Private, Company G, 12th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Regiment

John George was born about 1825 in Russell County, Kentucky. He was born there during the formation of the county. It is believed, although not documented, that John is descended from Jordan George, the Revolutionary War Soldier who settled there around 1825. And before that, descended from Colonel John George of Virginia and England.

The George Family from Russell County lost a few members during the Civil War.

John George's second enlistment was at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. It was then called Veteran's Volunteer Infantry. John was wounded on the John Hunt Morgan chase and was left to recover at the Lebanon Hospital for a period of time. John was also wounded on August 6, 1864 with a ball lodged near his lumbar vertebra. He lived until the 18th of August in the tent hospital at or near Marietta.

John was 5 feet 9 inches tall and had light hair and blue eyes.

Maybe, God willing, John is up there somewhere looking down, and knows how proud I am of him.--Pricilla Sharon George Dykes (great great-granddaughter)

Gravemarker Photo

GG-granddaughter Sharon George Dykes at the gravemarker of John George
photo courtesy of Sharon George Dykes

Gravemarker Photo

Gravemarker of John George
Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, GA

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