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Corp George W. Mays
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1840, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1923, USA

George W. Mays was a Civil War Soldier, Corporal, Company K, 24th Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army

Company K - New River Grays

24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry
Confederate States Army

The 24th Infantry Regiment was assembled in June, 1861, with men from Floyd, Franklin, Carroll, Giles, Pulaski, Mercer (now WV), and Henry Counties. It served under Early at First Manassas, then was assigned to Early's, Kemper's, and W.R. Terry's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 24th participated in the campaigns of the army from Williamsburg to Gettysburg except when it was detached to Suffolk with Longstreet. Later it was involved in the engagements at Plymouth and Drewry's Bluff, the Petersburg siege north of the James River, and the Appomattox operations. The regiment contained 740 men in April, 1862, and reported 189 casualties at Williamsburg and 107 at Seven Pines. It lost 4 killed, 61 wounded, and 14 missing at Frayser's Farm, had 8 wounded at Fredericksburg, and had about forty percent of the 395 engaged at Gettysburg disabled. Many were lost at Sayler's Creek with no officers and 22 men surrendered on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Jubal A. Early and William A. Terry; Lieutenant Colonels Peter Hairston, Jr. and Richard L. Maury; and Majors William W. Bentley, Joseph A. Hambrick, and J.P. Hammet.

National Park Service
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System


 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Barbara Helen Lucas Mays (1849 - 1920)
 
 Children:
  George William Mays (1878 - 1972)*
  Nettie Mays Wood (1881 - 1920)*
  Hellen Mays (1887 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
CORP
GEORGE W. MAYS
CO K
24 VA INF
C.S.A.
BORN
JANUARY 28, 1840
DIED
AUGUST 3, 1923


 
Burial:
Mays-Hanna Cemetery
Malden
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Jan
Record added: Jun 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71666018
Corp George W. Mays
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Corp George W. Mays
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Corp George W. Mays
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 Added: Jun. 21, 2011
 
 
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