|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1843|
|Death: ||May 11, 1886|
Civil War Confederate Officer. Born at Locust Grove near Beltsville, Maryland, George Malcolm Emack was a resident of the latter place at the onset of the war in 1861. In the very days of the war, Federals authorities arrested Emack for his association with the fledging Confederate States of America. On the journey to Washington, DC as a prisoner, he overcame his captors and in doing so, fatally knifed a Federal officer before making his escape. He was subsequently commissioned a first lieutenant in the Confederate Army with an assignment to Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. He resigned from this position to undertake the recruiting and organization of his own cavalcade of troops. This command would be designated Company B, 1st Maryland Cavalry and Emack was elected their captain on September 9, 1861. During the Confederate's retreat from Gettysburg in 1863, he and a small number of men, in a rear guard action to protect the vulnerable Confederate wagon train, made a determined and gallant stand against a much larger command of Federal troops. He received a wound during this time at Monterey Springs, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1863. Likewise, during the Dahlgren Raid, Emack received a wound to his hand on March 3, 1864. He was later wounded again in Clear Spring, Maryland on July 29, 1864. On April 28, 1865, his regiment disbanded and upon this occasion, Emack's long and gallant war service ended. He returned to his native Maryland, and would later relocate to reside in New Orleans, Louisiana. He removed to Kentucky afterwards where he died in 1886.
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"George Malcolm Emack was born July 29, 1842 to the his loving parents, Elbert Grandison and Margaret (Turner) Emack. He was the grandson of the Hon. James Turner and Sarah (Calder) Turner of Hartford County, MD. Before retirement from the service, he was promoted to Major."
Elbert G Emack (1804 - 1886)
Margaret Emack (1816 - 1895)
Edmund Wooldrige Emack (1872 - 1942)*
George Malcolm Emack (1876 - 1960)*
George Malcolm Emack (1843 - 1886)
Eudora V Emack (1845 - 1915)*
Charles C Emack (1855 - 1907)*
Edward Granville Emack (1858 - 1941)*
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Record added: Aug 19, 2008
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