|Death: ||Jun. 24, 1864|
Company K, 15th Georgia Infantry, Benning's Brigade, Field's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.
Residence Hancock County, GA.
Enlisted for the duration of the war on 7/15/1861 at Sparta, he was mustered into Company K, 15th Georgia Infantry as a Private.
Admitted with gunshot wound on 9/4/1862 into C.S.A. General Hospital, Charlottesville, VA.; transferred 9/5/1862 to C.S.A. General Hospital, Lynchburg.
Present on all rolls until Nov & Dec 1863 Roll when listed as "Absent, Sick at Hospital."
Mortally Wounded In Action 5/6/1864 in the Battle of The Wilderness.
The 15th Georgia Infantry Regiment, organized in the spring of 1861 at Athens, Georgia, contained men from Hancock, Stephens, Elbert, Lamar, Warren, Wilkes, Taliaferro, and Oglethorpe counties.
(bio by: BigFrench)
Mary M. Holton Yarbrough (1840 - 1905)*
Thomas Joseph Cheek (1857 - 1924)*
Angeline Cheek Downs (1859 - 1943)*
Savannah Cheeks Amerson (1863 - 1920)*
John C Cheeks (1864 - 1943)*
Plot: Originally buried in Mrs. Pulliam's field south of the house. Section 12, Row 11, Grave 19.
Created by: BigFrench
Record added: Sep 04, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11680879