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George Washington Gordon
Birth: Oct. 5, 1836
Death: Aug. 9, 1911

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, US Congressman. In 1861, he joined the Confederate military as drillmaster officer for the 11th Tennessee Infantry. He served in East Tennessee, from 1862 to 1864 and fought in the Battles of Stone's River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Kennesaw Mountain, as well as the fighting in Atlanta. In August 1864, he was promoted Brigadier General led a brigade in the Nashville Campaign, was wounded at the Battle of Franklin, captured and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner. After the war, he studied law, was admitted to the bar and elected in 1906, as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses, serving until his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Ora Paine Gordon (1858 - 1876)*
  Mary Harbor Hannah Gordon (1861 - 1928)*
 
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Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Fowler Section, Lot 180
 
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Record added: Jul 12, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 10876
George Washington Gordon
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- Mary Ann Weshinskey
 Added: Aug. 26, 2014
RIP
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Aug. 9, 2014
"Three cheers for the Snowball Colonel!" (Dalton, Georgia - January 1864)
- Susan
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014
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