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Sgt. George Washington Alexander
My great grandpa was Sgt. George Washington ALEXANDER. He was in Capt. Strother H. BOWEN'S Company, (Clarke Rifleman), 2 Regiment Virginia Infantry. He enlisted when he was 17 years old in 1861. He appears on a register of sick and Wounded at C. S. A. Hospital, Mt. Jackson, Virginia. He was admitted June 1, 1862. He was moved very quickly to C. S. A. General Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia on June 8, 1862. He was then listed as a POW in 1864, and was captured by General Sheridan and sent to Washington, D.C., and Fort Delaware, Del., during the month of August 1864. He was released on June 14, 1865. He married my great grandma, Caroline (WEST) Dixon on 15 Oct. 1894. He died in Iowa on 10 Sept 1911. It just amazes me on how he lived. I'm not so much proud as to what he did, but how he fought for his own life until the end. Submitted by his Great Grand-daughter, S. Pratt

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Mount Jackson and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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