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CPT George Washington Flagg

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CPT George Washington Flagg

Birth
Braintree, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Death
14 Sep 1919 (aged 80)
Braintree, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Burial
East Braintree, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID
98640695 View Source

George, the son of Austin Flagg and Mary Harwood, was working on his father's farm when the Civil War began. He enlisted from Braintree as a Private in Company "F", 2nd Vermont Infantry on 7 May 1861, and re-enlisted on 31 January 1864. He was promoted through the ranks, lastly to 1st Lieutenant on 24 December 1864. On 5 May 1864, during the Battle of the Wilderness, he suffered a bullet wound to a finger that left the finger permanently curled up into his hand. He stayed in the service, and was mustered out in Washington, D.C. on 15 July 1865.

George continued a passion for "collar and elbow" wrestling after the War, and traveled widely competing in exhibitions, where he rarely lost. He had been acknowledged as the champion wrestler of the Army of the Potomac. Between travels, he farmed near Braintree, and was a breeder of fancy stock. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). He married Delia A. Howard in 1865. They had two sons, Lester and Bert.

George, the son of Austin Flagg and Mary Harwood, was working on his father's farm when the Civil War began. He enlisted from Braintree as a Private in Company "F", 2nd Vermont Infantry on 7 May 1861, and re-enlisted on 31 January 1864. He was promoted through the ranks, lastly to 1st Lieutenant on 24 December 1864. On 5 May 1864, during the Battle of the Wilderness, he suffered a bullet wound to a finger that left the finger permanently curled up into his hand. He stayed in the service, and was mustered out in Washington, D.C. on 15 July 1865.

George continued a passion for "collar and elbow" wrestling after the War, and traveled widely competing in exhibitions, where he rarely lost. He had been acknowledged as the champion wrestler of the Army of the Potomac. Between travels, he farmed near Braintree, and was a breeder of fancy stock. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). He married Delia A. Howard in 1865. They had two sons, Lester and Bert.


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