George Bailey Bledsoe

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George Bailey Bledsoe

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Heard, GA, USA
Death: Died in Freestone, TX, USA
Place of Burial: Wortham Cemetery , Wortham, TX, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of <private> Bledsoe and <private> Bledsoe (Jean)
Husband of Martha Helen Bledsoe
Father of Laura Olia; Rhoda Virginia Bounds; Joe (JJ) J Bledsoe; Mary Bounds; Edwin B Bledsoe and 5 others
Brother of Hiram Warner Bledsoe; Alexander Monroe Bledsoe; Thomas Jefferson Bledsoe and John J Bledsoe

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About George Bailey Bledsoe

'Served in the CSA 6th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Company E

'Lake -Rebels

'G.B. Bledsoe, Private: 3rd and 2nd Lieutenant

' "G.B. Bledsoe wrote an article 1910 "Fifteen Soldiers of One Family." Confederate Magazine Quarterly 1910 Volume; Page 471 "Fifteen Soldiers of One Family"

'By G.B.Bledsoe, Company E, 6th Mississippi Regiment

'My father, Bailey Bledsoe, lived in Franklin, Georgia, then in Carroll, Ga. 'and in 1857 he removed to Newton County, Miss., all his children going with him except two married sons. My mother reared seventeen children. twelve boys and five girls. Ten of these boys and the husbands of all the girls were in the Confederate army, and all came safely home except one son-inlaw. I am the oldest son, and was seventy-two on the 21st of September 1909. Three of my brothers and one brother-in-law were with Forrest; the rest were in the infantry and one brother and I were in the 6th Mississippi. We were at Bowling Green at the time of the battle of Fort Donelson.

'Shiloh was our first battle, and the hottest of all the engagements we were in. Our company went into this fight with forty-seven men and came out with only seven unhurt. Just after this our colonel Thornton resigned and Robert Lowery of Brandon, was elected in his stead. 'The 6th Mississippi was stationed at Port Hudson to keep the Yankees from landing. We were there the night they tried to pass up the river: The batteries set one boat on fire the first having unscathed. This boat, all on fire drifted downstream and practically put an end to the fight for the boat was loaded with ammunition and everything got out of its way. The 6th Mississippi was the first to engage Sherman when he passed the river. We were also in the fight by Big Black River, between Jackson and Vicksburg. ' Then we got in the rear of the enemy and operated against them till Vicksburg surrendered. We went through the Mississippi and Tennessee campaigns, and fought in the hot battle of Franklin. 'We were with Johnston in North Carolina when the war closed.

Originally published in the Confederate Veteran Magazine in 1910. 

'article & photo of flag that was reputedly carried by the 6th Mississippi Regiment http://mdah.state.ms.us/senseofplace/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/1960.202.1.jpg [http://mdah.state.ms.us/senseofplace/tag/textiles/page/3/]

http://mississippiscv.org/MS_Units/6th_MS_INF.htm

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George Bailey Bledsoe's Timeline

1837
September 21, 1837
Heard, GA, USA
1866
August 29, 1866
Age 28
Newton, Mississippi, United States
1870
May 18, 1870
Age 32
Wortham, TX, USA
1872
September 27, 1872
Age 35
Anderson, Texas, United States
1875
1875
Age 37
Wortham, Freestone, Texas, United States
1876
March 8, 1876
Age 38
Navarro, Navarro, Texas, United States
1878
1878
Age 40
Navarro, Texas, United States
1883
February 1883
Age 45
TX, USA
1888
May 17, 1888
Age 50
Wortham, Freestone, Texas, United States