Son of John D. & Nancy (McDonald) Lamar; md "Mollie M. Cliett" 12-24-1867 Houston Co., Ga.
Sgt. George P. Lamar
Co. E 2nd NC Inf.
Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 5/16/1862 at Meriwether County, GA as a Private.
On 5/16/1862 he mustered into "E" Co. NC 2nd Infantry
He was transferred out on 4/11/1864
On 4/11/1864 he transferred into "2nd Co. A" Co. GA 60th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given)
Promotions: Sergt 10/19/1862
THE HOME JOURNAL - April 9, 1914.
Death of Mr. G. P. Lamar.
Mr. G. P. Lamar met his death almost instantaneously Saturday evening, while enroute from Macon to Powersville riding in an automobile. In trying to alight from the machine he fell, striking his head; the blow rendering him unconscious. He was picked up by his son, John D. Lamar, who was driving the car, and was conveyed swiftly to his home at Powersville. Medical aid was quickly summoned. Loving hearts and willing hands were there to administer to the unconscious husband, father, but to no avail. He passed quietly away after receiving the fatal blow, remaining unconscious to the last. The funeral services were conducted from the home, the interment was in the Powersville cemetery, Rev. H. W. Carter officiating. Mr. Lamar was 73 years of age, a time honored citizen of Powersville and an old Confederate soldier, the patriotic fever still burning within his bosom from the days of the 60's when he was one among the many brave ones who responded so quickly to the call of his country. He was a man of interlect and a decendant of the Lamars of Georgia. He leaves a wife, 2 sons and 3 daughters to mourn his loss - John D. and George A. Lamar, Mrs. Will Saeger, Mrs. Erickson and Miss Lula Lamar, all of Powersville To the immediate family and loved ones we extend our deepest sympathy. God in his wisdom doeth all things in his mysterious way. His country called him, when he was endowed with strength means crowning virtue, and now that he had reached the age when honor and respect was due his gray hair, he received a higher call from the God who made him and he answered just as bravely to his Master's call as he did when he received the summons from his country.
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