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Col Isaac Wheeler Avery

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Col Isaac Wheeler Avery

Colonel in the Confederate States Army.

FOUNDER and EDITOR, of the Atlanta Constitution Newspaper.

Isaac Wheeler Avery Jr.
Born: May 2, 1837
Birthplace: Saint Augustine Florida
Father: Isaac Wheeler Avery Sr. 1806 – 1841
Wife: Emma Bivings Avery (Married: 1868)
Education: Attended Oglethorpe University in Savannah Georgia
Occupation before War: Practiced law in Georgia
Civil War Career: 1861: Private in Oglethorpe Light Infantry
1862: Captain of Company I 23rd Georgia Cavalry Battalion
1862: Captured at Booneville Mississippi
1862 – 1863: Lt. Colonel of 4th Georgia Cavalry Regiment
1863 – 1864: Colonel of 4th Georgia Cavalry Regiment
1864: Wounded during the Battle of New Hope Church
1864 – 1865: Commander of Macon Georgia Home Guard
Occupation after War: Practiced law in Dalton Georgia; Editor of Atlanta Constitution Newspaper; Author of a Standard History of Georgia
Died: September 8, 1897
Place of Death: Atlanta Georgia
Age at time of Death: 60 years old
Burial Place: Oakland Cemetery Atlanta Georgia.


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  • Maintained by: Cousins by the Dozens
  • Originally Created by: Noname
  • Added: 30 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42538012
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Isaac Wheeler Avery (2 May 1837–8 Sep 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42538012, citing Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Cousins by the Dozens (contributor 46904925) .