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Robert E Nichols


Birth: 23 Jun 1843


Death: 8 Jul 1917


(Aged 74 years, 0 months, 15 days.)


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Served in Company G, 10th Inf., Georgia as Pvt

Residence Pulaski County GA; Enlisted on 5/20/1861 as a Private. On 5/20/1861 he mustered into "G" Co. GA 10th Infantry He was Absent without leave on 2/11/1865 (No further record) Sources used: - Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865
Unit Details:
10th Infantry Battalion [also called 3rd Battalion] was formed at Americus, Georgia, during the summer of 1862. Its five companies were made up of men from Macon and Sumter counties. The unit served on the Georgia coast, then guarded prisoners and stores at Macon. In November it moved to Virginia and, assigned to the Department of Richmond, was again given the job of guarding prisoners. Early in 1864 it was stationed in North Carolina and in the spring returned to Virginia. Assigned to A.R. Wright's and Sorrell's Brigade, the battalion fought at Cold Harbor, saw action in the entrenchments south of the James River, and was involved in the Appomattox Campaign. There were many disabled at Sayler's Creek, and it surrendered with 4 officers and 155 men. Majors J.D. Frederick and John E. Rylander were in command.






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class='gImg' style="float:left">R. E. Nichols
23 Jun 1848 - 8 Jul 1917

Cochran, Bleckley County, Georgia

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