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Col George Smith Patton
Birth: Jun. 26, 1833
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1864
Winchester City
Virginia, USA

Confederate American Civil War Officer. He attended the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, Virginia, graduating in 1852. He then settled in Kanawha County, Virginia, studied law, and established a law practice in Charleston, Virginia (now West Virginia). At the outbreak of the American Civil War in April 1861 he joined the Confederate Army, serving as a colonel in the 22nd Virginia Infantry. He saw action at the Battle of Scary Creek in July 1861, the Battle of Giles Courthouse in May 1862, the Battle of New Market in May 1864, and the 2nd Battle of Kernstown in July 1864. On September 19, 1864 he was seriously wounded in the leg at the Battle of Opequon (also known as the 3rd Battle of Winchester) in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and died as the result of an infection several days later. He has been promoted to the rank of brigadier general by the Confederate Congress but due to his death it never became official. He was interred in the same grave as his brother, Lieutenant Colonel Waller T. Patton, who died at the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. He was the paternal grandfather of the famous World War II US Army General George S. Patton III. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
Family links: 
  John Mercer Patton (1797 - 1858)
  Margaret French Williams Patton (1804 - 1873)
  Susan Thornton Glassell Smith (1835 - 1883)
  George Smith Patton (1856 - 1927)*
  Eleanor Thornton Patton Brown (1857 - 1940)*
  Andrew Glassell Patton (1860 - 1912)*
  Susan Glassell Patton Wills (1864 - 1954)*
  John Mercer Patton (1826 - 1899)*
  Isaac William Patton (1828 - 1890)*
  George Smith Patton (1833 - 1864)
  Waller Tazewell Patton (1835 - 1863)*
  Eliza Williams Patton Gilmer (1839 - 1923)*
  Hugh Mercer Patton (1841 - 1916)*
  James French Patton (1843 - 1882)*
  William MacFarland Patton (1845 - 1905)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Gunshot wound in the leg
Stonewall Confederate Cemetery
Winchester City
Virginia, USA
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Record added: Apr 09, 2000
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- Jeannie
 Added: May. 8, 2016
A proud Confederate veteran.
- JM Herman
 Added: Nov. 11, 2015
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Sep. 25, 2015
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