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Dr George Hilliard Bright
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Birth: Feb. 21, 1836
Death: Nov. 20, 1900

A native of South Carolina, he served with Company F of the Palmetto Battery. Dr. George Hilliard Bright was practicing medicine in Peak, Newberry County, SC, before entering the Confederate Army as a surgeon under General Joseph E. Johnston. He was captured at Hillsboro, NC, by Gen. Sherman's forces. There he met his future wife, Mary Davies, a refugee from Richmond. He reportedly told his captors that he had just met his future wife. They were married shortly after the war. Mary's Aunt Sallie offered Dr. Bright a job in Richmond at her home for boys. He went to Europe in 1867 to further his medical education, returning to Richmond and his family in December, 1869. His son, Dr. John Fulmer Bright, taught medicine at Richmond College, and was mayor of Richmond for 20 years.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Mary Magdalena Fulmer Comalander (1813 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Samuel Davies Bright (1843 - 1917)
 
 Children:
  Sallie Irene Bright Mountcastle (1870 - 1969)*
  William Harrison Bright (1875 - 1934)*
  John Fulmer Bright (1877 - 1953)*
  Mary Davies Bright Williams (1881 - 1957)*
  Mary Davies Bright Williams (1881 - 1957)*
  Alice Hazel Bright Floyd (1883 - 1968)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Hilliard Bright (1836 - 1900)
  John Austin George (1845 - 1865)*
  Joseph A. George (1846 - 1865)*
  Mary Isabel Cumalander Lindler (1852 - 1946)*
  John Henry Comalander (1854 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Feb 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18014327
Dr George Hilliard Bright
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Dr George Hilliard Bright
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Asst. Surgeon, Co. F, 3rd/Palmetto Batt'n, SC Light Artillery
- George Seitz
 Added: Dec. 5, 2014
Rest In Peace
- vets2search
 Added: Jul. 14, 2014
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten!
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Nov. 1, 2010
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