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George T. Randall (ca. 1838-1862)

George T. Randall, from River Falls, served in Company G of the 4th Wisconsin Infantry, the Hudson City Guards. He enlisted April 22, 1861, and died in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on August 6 or 7, 1862; the official roster lists August 7, but both the following obituary and letter say August 6.

The following obituary is from the September 10, 1862, issue of The Prescott Journal:

D I E D .

In the Hospital at Baton Rouge, Aug. 6th, 1862, GEORGE T. RANDALL, aged 24 years.

— Young Randall was a volunteer from River Falls.  He was one of the first who enlisted in the Hudson City Guards, and was an earnest, active soldier till within four or five days of his death.  He was a son of Thomas Randall, now a soldier in the 20th Regiment Wis. Volunteers.

Fellow Company G soldier from River Falls, Jerry Flint, mentioned Randall’s death in his letter of August 11, 1862.

“George Randall died on the 6th of Typhoid Fever.  His death was very sudden.”

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