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George W Higginbotham

Birth: 19 Mar 1839

Death: 7 Apr 1917

(Aged 78 years, 0 months, 19 days.)

Burial: Oakley Chapel Cemetery
Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas, USA

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Served in Company A, 45th Inf., Virginia as Pvt

Residence Tazewell County VA; Enlisted on 4/2/1862 at Giles County, VA as a Private. On 4/2/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. VA 45th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * POW 3/2/1865 Waynesboro, VA * Confined 3/4/1865 Fort Delaware, DE * Oath Allegiance 6/7/1865 (place not stated) * Released 6/7/1865 (place not stated) He was described at enlistment as: 6', brown eyes, brown hair Sources used: - The Virginia Regimental Histories Series
Unit Details:
45th Infantry Regiment was formed in May, 1861, with men from Tazewell, Wythe, Grayson, Carroll, and Bland counties. It was assigned to Echols', G.C. Wharton's, and Forsberg's Brigade, and served in western Virginia. The regiment fought at Carnifax Ferry, reported 26 killed, 96 wounded, 46 captured, and 6 missing in the fight at Cloyd's Mountain, then saw action in the Shenandoah Valley. It sustained many casualties at Third Winchester and during April, 1865, disbanded. The field officers were Colonels William H. Browne, Henry Heth, and W.E. Peters; Lieutenant Colonels Benjamin F. Ficklin, Edwin H. Harman, and William H. Werth; and Majors A.M. David, William C. Sanders, and Gabriel C. Wharton.
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