Col. George Smith Patton, Sr. (CSA)

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George Smith Patton, Sr. (CSA)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Winchester, Frederick County (?), Virginia, United States
Cause of death: killed in the Battle of Opequon (also known as the Third Battle of Winchester)
Place of Burial: Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, Frederick County (?), Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Mercer Patton, Gov. US Congress and Margaret French Patton
Husband of Susan Thornton Smith
Father of George Smith Patton, II; Eleanor Thornton Brown; Andrew Glasell Patton and Susan Glassell Wills
Brother of Robert William Patton; Col John Mercer Patton (CSA); Col Isaac W. Patton (CSA), Mayor of New Orleans; Lt. Hugh Mercer Patton (CSA); Lt. James F. Patton (CSA) and 3 others

Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Col. George Smith Patton, Sr. (CSA)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_S._Patton,_Sr

Note: Col. Patton is the grandfather of his namesake, General George S. Patton, III, of WWII fame. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_S._Patton

George Smith Patton (1833–1864), was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, graduated from Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Class of 1852, second in a class of 24. After graduation, George Smith Patton studied law and practiced in Charleston, Virginia (now West Virginia). When the American Civil War broke out, he served in the 22nd Virginia Infantry of the Confederate States of America.

Colonel George S. Patton was killed during the Battle of Opequon. The Confederate Congress had promoted Colonel Patton to brigadier general; however, at the time, he had already died of battle wounds, so that the promotion was never official.

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http://www.lagenealogy.net/Documents/0Descendants_of_Gen__George_Smith_Patton_Jr_.pdf

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Col. George Smith Patton, Sr. (CSA)'s Timeline

1833
June 26, 1833
Spotsylvania County, Virginia, United States
1855
September 8, 1855
Age 22
Richmond County, Virginia, United States
1856
September 30, 1856
Age 23
Charleston, Kanawha, Virginia, United States
1857
December 10, 1857
Age 24
Virginia
1860
June 16, 1860
Age 26
Virginia, USA
1864
February 23, 1864
Age 30
Richmond, Henrico , Virginia, United States
September 19, 1864
Age 31
Winchester, Frederick County (?), Virginia, United States
September 25, 1864
Age 31
Winchester, Frederick County (?), Virginia, United States
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