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George "Uncle George" Dance
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1842
Colbert County
Alabama, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1924
Moore County
Tennessee, USA

George Dance was the slave of Dr S E H Dance (Assistant Surgeon Turney's Regiment)

Occupation: Farmer (1880)

Residence: Lynchburg, Moore County, Tennessee (1880)

Medical Orderly / Enlisted Freed Slave
Company 'E' The Lynchburg Rangers
1st Tennessee Infantry (Turney's Regiment)

Also served later during the war in the 8th Tennessee Infantry Regiment as a Private in the Color Guard. Promoted to Corporal after the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky (October 8, 1862). Due to his bravery on January 1, 1863 at the Battle of Shiloh where he retreived the Regiment's Battleflag when the Color Bearer was killed, he was promoted to Color Sergeant (January 3, 1863). He served in this capacity for the rest of the war.

George Dance was married on December 11, 1873 in Moore County, Tennessee to Maggie Travis. The marriage was performed by Berry Womack, minister. It was said by some of the old-timers in Moore County that George Dance, known in later years as "Uncle George" was a large man (over 6' 3" tall and 175 lbs) who went barefoot a lot of the time.

Specifically: Likely buried in Moore County, Tennessee
Created by: Jerry Platz
Record added: Mar 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25645851
George Uncle George Dance
Added by: Jerry Platz
George Uncle George Dance
Added by: Jerry Platz
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Dr. SEH Dance was my 1st cousin, 4 times removed. This tribute flag is the regimental flag of the 1st provisonal army of Tennessee. I had family in both the 1st and 8th regiments. I lost a great uncle in the battle of seven pines. Another great uncle ...(Read more)
- Hans Nielsen
 Added: Oct. 6, 2012

 Added: Mar. 30, 2008

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