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Martin Van Buren York
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Martin Van Buren York (b.1839,d.1916), Sergeant, Civil War, Confederate Army ~ holding scarf over hole made in uniform from gunshot through the arm in the Battle of Baker's Creek / Champion Hill, on 16 May 1863. Considered by some as the most important fight of the Civil War, it is remembered as a savage battle, that Gen. Hovey, in his Official Report, described as "literally, a hill of death." York would have died on the battlefield, but was saved by a Yankee soldier. He was taken prisoner, but name of camp not clear. After the war ended, he returned to his wife, Sarah Hopper York, and their family at home in the mountains of Rabun County, Georgia. He enlisted on 09 May 1862, in Rabun Co., Ga., and was promoted to Full 5th Sergeant on 15 Dec 1862.

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