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 George Anderson Ligon

George Anderson Ligon

Birth
Cross Hill, Laurens County, South Carolina, USA
Death 17 Oct 1862 (aged 21)
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial Cross Hill, Laurens County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 8250373 · View Source
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George Anderson Ligon, youngest of four sons of William Ligon and the former Elizabeth Burns, was born in Cross Hill, South Carolina on the 9th of February 1841. His family were descendants of early patriots of the war for independence. Young George was educated at local schools in preparation for college at Columbia.

When the Civil War broke out, George followed his brothers and enlisted as a Corporal in Co. B, 3rd Battalion South Carolina Infantry. On February 10th 1862, George was appointed Sergt. Major. At the Battle of Harper's Ferry; George was captured and taken prisoner. He was sent to Fort Delaware and later sent to Aiken's Landing for a prisoner's exchange on Oct. 2nd. He had contracted Typhoid Fever and was sent to General Hospital No. 20 in Richmond. Sergt. Major George Anderson Ligon died on the 17th of October 1862. His remains were brought home to Cross Hill,South Carolina and laid to rest in Liberty Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery. George was 21 years, 8 months and 8 days old.


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GEO. A. LIGON,
SERGT. MAJOR
3RD. BATTALION, S.C.
BORN
FEB. 9, 1841
DIED OCT. 1862
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  • Maintained by: GMG
  • Originally Created by: Tracker
  • Added: 8 Jan 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8250373
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Anderson Ligon (9 Feb 1841–17 Oct 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8250373, citing Liberty Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cross Hill, Laurens County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by GMG (contributor 47391530) .