Monday, January 28, 2013

"Heart's Blood:" Flag Saved By Him Needs Saving-- Part 2

When news of his wounding and capture reached Grand Ridge, his father Richard and brother Samuel headed south in a wagon.  The Confederates let them through their lines only to find that George had died.

They returned with the body and buried him with his brother in the Grand Ridge Cemetery, north of the town on the east side of today's Route 23.

On June 20, 1885, the New York Times reported the flag had been found at the War Department in Washington, DC.  Poundstone had been left in Jackson when the Confederates abandoned it and Union forces took the body to Vicksburg where he died July 23rd.  This conflicts with what I wrote in the first paragraph.

More to Come.  --Old Secesh

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