The Story of George Baxter-
During a campaign into the Shenandoah Valley,
George became ill and was hospitalized
in Sept. 1864. Upon returning to duty, his group was involved in some of the final battles
for the South during the "Siege of Richmond and Petersburg."
On Mar. 25, 1865, George was admitted to the
hospital in Farmville, VA with a wound to
the left hip suffered at the battle at Ft. Steadman, Va. He spent the rest of the war at the
hospital, serving as a nurse on Ward 7 after recovering from his injury.
He was paroled by T.L. Baker, Lt. Col., 36th
Mass Vols., Provost Marshall at Farmville
by order of Brig. Gen. Masey, provost Marshal, Army of the Potomac. This was just 2 days
after Lee's surrender at Appamatox Court House.
George moved to Arkansas in the 1870's and
lived in Yell County. He died on 22 Nov. 1900
and is buried in the Hale Cemetery in Yell Co.
In 1884, George and his two sons were living
in Yell Co., Ark. and on May 4 of that year,
George, a widower, married Frances G. Warren, a widow from Magazine Township.
George and his new wife farmed until 1898 in Chickalah Village of Magazine Township.
George died Nov. 22, 1900 and was buried in the Hale Cemetery. One month to the day
later, his wife died and is buried by his side.
Tommy & Elaine Baxter Fairfield, Texas