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James McGeorge (d. 1863)

James McGeorge was living in Prescott (Pierce County), Wisconsin when he enlisted on October 28, 1861, in Prescott’s Lyon Light Guards—what became Company A of the 12th Wisconsin Infantry.  He was a corporal when he died on October 12, 1863, in the Regimental Hospital in Natchez, Mississippi.

From The Prescott Journal of November 7, 1863:

A letter from the 12th Wis. says :  A few days ago C. A. Beebe, and last night Corp. J. M. George [sic: McGeorge], of Co. A, 12th Wisconsin, died.  They were both good soldiers, and their loss to the company is irreparable.

The following is a cropped image from Burial Registers, Compiled 1867-2006, Documenting the Period 1831-2006, part of the Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773–2007, Record Group 15, in the U.S. National Archives at Washington, D.C. (National Archives Identifier #5928352 in their Online Public Access catalog).  An index and digital copy of these records is available on Ancestry.com.  J. McGeorge is the first entry in this cropped image; Chas. A. Beebe is the last entry shown here.

Burial Register from Record Group 15, in the U.S. National Archives

Burial Register from Record Group 15, in the U.S. National Archives

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