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43rd Georgia Infantry (CSA)
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Name: Burwell Edward RivesRank: 1st Sergeant Company: K

Dr. Rives served the Confederate Army as 1st Sgt. with the 43rd Georgia Infantry Company K begining in March 10, 1862. He was captured by Union soldiers at the battle of Baker's Creek and later released. He served with all four of his brothers. The eldest 'Capt. John Rives' was Company Commander until his transfer to another Company and he then was killed at the battle of Vicksburg. Burwell later moved to Los Angeles by covered wagon in 1868 on the overland trail and became a Druggist.

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