George W. Whitecotton, 37th GA Infantry, killed at Franklin, buried at McGavock

Military Service:  On the MurrayCountyMuseum.com website he is listed on the enrollment for CSA:  Roster of 3 GA Battalion a Company Organized or Recruited from Murray County, Georgia, June 10th, 1861, which company was known as Company B, known as Company B No. of Regiment of Georgia: GA Bat Consolidated…37 Ga Reg Co A; Brigade 4th Ga; Army of Tennessee:

G. W. Whitecotton enlisted 6/11/1861; rank 1 Sargt.; Promoted to 3rdLieut. 37 Ga Reg; killed at Franklin, Tenn…battles participated in:  Stone Mountain, Jonesborough, Franklin.  (Nov 30, 1864 was battle of Franklin , TN ).

Per book, “Christ in the Camp, or, Religion in Lee’s Army”, by J. William Jones:

Page 572:  At Murfreesboro , TN , Dec. 31, 1862, the Rev. Jones stated “Saw Lieutenant Whitecotton, Third Georgia Batallion, wounded in the head.”

“Cotton”  (no first name) in the GA Company A, Regiment 37, buried in Sec. 81, Grave 63. 

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One Response to George W. Whitecotton, 37th GA Infantry, killed at Franklin, buried at McGavock

  1. Peggy Harmon says:

    Thank you, Kraig, for the posting! It covers him pretty well. Folks like you make sure our ancestors’ sacrifices do not melt into oblivion. That’s so important to many of us.
    Peggy S. Harmon

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