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Pvt George Searight Nichols
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Birth: Aug. 23, 1842
Death: Sep. 15, 1918

GEORGE S. NICHOLS;

(KIA, WIA, Captured):

Never wounded with Company D.
Was wounded 4 times near Corinth, MS with cavalry. One round took out his right eye. His daughter donated everything he wrote to the Tennessee State Archives. He was the 3rd of 4 children and his older brother James fought with the company also.

He was sick in Chattanooga and missed the Battle of Perryville, but participated in every other battle the Company fought in from VA to Dalton, GA.

During the war he was in the same mess with Lieutenant Woldridge, and at the Battle of Chickamauga helped Woldridge carry off part of Carnes Battery. He transferred to the 19th Tennessee Cavalry in early 1864. He was wounded four times in a cavalry battle near Corinth, MS and one of the bullets took out his right eye. He wore an eye patch for the rest of his life. After the war he was a tax collector and was noted as always being a devoted Rebel.

When he died in 1915, his coffin was draped with the flag the Williamson Grays originally left with Taps was sounded for a gallant veteran of the Confederate army when Comrade GEORGE S. NICHOLS died at his home in Franklin, Tenn., on Sept. 15, 1918, after a long illness.

He was a charter member of McEWEN Bivouac at Franklin and its Vice President at the time of his death. He was laid to rest in his Confederate uniform, and on his casket was draped the flag of the Williamson County Grays, the first company of the county to enter the Confederate army, and with it was the battle flag of the 1st Tennessee Regiment of Infantry, in which there are one hundred and ninety-seven bullet holes.



 
 
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 Spouse:
  Alice A. McPhail Nichols (1856 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Franklin
Williamson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Bev
Record added: May 30, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11059892
Pvt George Searight Nichols
Added by: Harriet W. Berry
 
Pvt George Searight Nichols
Added by: Harriet W. Berry
 
Pvt George Searight Nichols
Added by: Bev
 
 
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God Bless you Sir, your service and bravery are remembered and honored. You fought the invaders and suffered much. We salute you. Deo Vindice.
- Dixon In Dixie
 Added: Jun. 25, 2012

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