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34th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: George Washington PraterRank: Private Company: B

George Washington Prater enlisted as a private in Co. B, 34th Ala. Inf. from Marble Valley (extreme NW Coosa Co.) on 5 May 1862. He was 6' had dark hair, grey eyes and had a fair complexion. He went home on a sick furlough in May 62, was sick in the hospital in June (prob. In Tupelo, Miss.) and was in a hospital at Tyner's Station, Tenn. from Aug-Nov. 1862. He died in Shelbyville, Tenn. on 28 April 1863 (and probably is buried there in an unmarked grave). His brother, Lou Morris Prater was 19 and was captured in Kentucky in Oct. 1862, paroled and was captured again during the battle of Missionary Ridge on 25 Nov. 1863. He spent the rest of the war at Rock Island, Ill. Prison until paroled in May 1865

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Contact Name: Rhonnie Prater
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