George “Uncle George” Dance

George “Uncle George” Dance

Birth
Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama, USA
Death 12 Nov 1924 (aged 82)
Moore County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Likely buried in Moore County, Tennessee
Memorial ID 25645851 · View Source
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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.


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  • Created by: Jerry Platz
  • Added: 30 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25645851
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George “Uncle George” Dance (1 Jan 1842–12 Nov 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25645851, ; Maintained by Jerry Platz (contributor 46865690) Unknown, who reports a Likely buried in Moore County, Tennessee.