George Smith Patton, Sr. (1833 - 1864)

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Birthplace: Spotsylvania Co., VA
Death: Died in Winchester, VA, in battle during the Civil War
Cause of death: killed at the Battle of Opequon, also known as the Third Battle of Winchester
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About George Smith Patton, Sr.

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

1833
June 26, 1833
Spotsylvania Co., VA
1855
September 8, 1855
Age 22
Richmond Co, VA
1856
1856
Age 22
Charleston, Kanawha, Virginia, United States
1857
1857
Age 23
1863
1863
Age 29
1864
September 25, 1864
Age 31
Winchester, VA, in battle during the Civil War
1864
Age 30
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Lawyer
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Stonewall Confederate Cemetery Winchester Winchester City Virginia