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24th Georgia Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Simeon Lavender WoodRank: Private Company: K

S.L. enlisted Aug 24,1861 in Habersham Co, GA at age 38. He fought in all of the major battles of the 24th until he was captured on Aug 16,1864 in Front Royal,VA. He was taken to the Old Captitol Prison in D.C. then transferred to Fort Delaware. He arrived at Elmira Prison in N.Y. on Aug 28,1864, where he was imprisoned until Feb 1865 when he was released as a prisoner exchange. He then went to Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond,VA where he was treated for pnuemonia and returned home to Habersham Co. He died Jan 27,1906 at the home of his son William,in Homer,Banks Co.,GA at the age of 82 and was buried along side his wife Caroline, in Amy's Creek Baptist Cemetery near Old Sautee, GA.

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