George Washington Bishop

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia

March 20, 1913

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George W. Bishop, Confederate Veteran, Passes Away In Texas Home

George Washington Bishop, an old Confederate Veteran, passed away March 5th 1913 in Raines County Texas. He was nearly eighty years old. He was born in Spartanburg County South Carolina and came to this county when quite a youth. He volunteered from Paulding County. He was a member of the First Georgia Calvary, Col. Morrison’s regiment, Gen. Joe Wheeler’s command. He leaves a wife, five sons and two daughters in Texas and one son in Alabama. He is my last brother. There were sixteen of us brothers and sisters. They have all been taken and I am the only one left. He said I have fought a good fight and I shall quit the walks of men henceforth I shall walk with the master. Therefore, I do not as one having no hope for I expect to meet him there.

George Washington Bishop, better known as George Bishop, was wounded on the retreat from Chickamauga to Atlanta, being wounded in the head with a piece of shell in 1864. He was never able to be with his command afterward.
Mrs. D.J. Guyton.



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