|Death: ||May 31, 1862|
Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Born in Kentucky, he moved with his family to Tallahassee, Florida to live near his uncle, Governor Richard Keith Call. He became a successful businessman and lawyer who served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Florida Railroad.
Elected as a States-Rights Democrat from Nassau County to the Florida State Senate in 1858, he served in the legislature until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he resigned to join the military.
He was elected Captain of the Nassau County "Davis Guards," which was sent to Jacksonville in 1861 and mustered into the 2nd Florida Infantry as Company K. The 2nd Florida was sent to Virginia in 1862, fighting in the Battle of Williamsburg, where George Call risked his life to recover the body of fallen Colonel George T. Ward, being promoted to Major afterwards. On May 30, 1862, while leading the left wing of his regiment into battle at Seven Pines, Major Call was killed. In his battle report, Brigadier General Samuel Garland recognized Call as a "gallant gentleman and chivalrous soldier."
He was initially buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Richmond, but was re-interred at Old City Cemetery in Jacksonville upon the death of his parents a few years later. George's son, Rhydon Mays Call, went on to serve as judge of the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida from 1913 until his death in 1928. George's brother, Wilkinson Call, was elected as a United States Senator from Florida, serving from 1879 to 1897.
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(bio by: Angela Tooley)
George W. Call (1794 - 1867)
Lucinda Lee Call (1796 - 1869)
Sarah Starke Mays Call (1833 - 1858)*
John Lee Call (1852 - 1879)*
Sarah Mays Call (1854 - 1871)*
Lucy Lee Call (1856 - 1859)*
Rhydon Mays Call (1858 - 1927)*
John L. Call (1823 - 1850)*
George William Call (1825 - 1862)
Wilkinson Call (1834 - 1910)*
Old Jacksonville City Cemetery
Plot: section 5, lot 55, grave 8
Created by: Angela Tooley
Record added: Jul 04, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7655383