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George Alexander
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Birth: 1837
Wilson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1913
Travis County
Texas, USA


He was mustered into service on September 19 as a 2nd Lieutenant in Company E of the 1st (McNairy's) Battalion of the Tennessee Cavalry. Alexander and his unit moved to Kentucky and confronted the Union Army at Mill Springs (Battle of Fishing Creek) on January 19, 1862. After the defeat at Mill Springs, the Regiment retreated through Tennessee on its way to Corinth, Mississippi, where, along the way, it was defeated in a skirmish with the 4th Ohio Cavalry at McMinnville. Once in Mississippi, the Regiment marched to Booneville, where there was a successful skirmish that resulted in the release of 2,000 sick prisoners and the occupation of the city. After Boonville, McNairy's men, who only numbered 76 and represented three companies, merged into Barteau's 22nd Tennessee Cavalry on June 13, 1862. Alexander apparently did not join the 22nd Cavalry, as his military records show him as a private in Company D of the 8th, also know as the 4th, or Smith's, Tennessee Cavalry. His enlistment date was recorded as October 25 or December 1, 1862. Throughout the end of the War, the Regiment continued fighting in Tennessee, where they took part in the Battle of Chickamauga. Later they moved to Middle and Eastern Tennessee and then into Georgia, where they took part in the Atlanta Campaign. They continued fighting in Eastern Tennessee and Virginia, and participated in the campaign of the Carolinas, where they, on April 26, 1865, surrendered at a farmhouse, now called Bennett Place, near Durham Station, North Carolina. They were paroled in May 1865, in Macon, Georgia.

Section:Confederate Field,
Section 1 Row:F Number:13

Family links: 
  John McKnitt Alexander (1805 - 1888)
  Hardena S. Drennan Alexander (1819 - 1902)
  George Alexander (1837 - 1913)
  Lee Alexander (1860 - 1940)*
*Calculated relationship
Texas State Cemetery
Travis County
Texas, USA
Created by: Bev
Record added: Mar 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10676080
George Alexander
Added by: Shirley Smith
George Alexander
Added by: Shirley Smith
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Thank you for your service. Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.
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