Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Stonewall Confederate Cemetery in Winchester, Va.-- Part 2; Ancestors of Famous World War II General

Probably the best-known burial is that of GENERAL TURNER ASHBY. //// Other notable burials include COLONEL GEORGE SMITH PATTON of the 22nd Virginia who was mortally wounded at the Third Battle of Winchester (along with Lt. Col. Glover) and died September 26, 1864. //// COLONEL WALLER TAZEWELL PATTON, colonel of the 7th Virginia, mortally wounded at Pickett's Charge and died July 21, 1863 of an artillery wound to the face. //// I couldn't help but notice the last name was the same as famous World War II General George S. Patton. George Smith Patton was his grandfather and namesake and Waller Tazewell Patton was his great uncle. //// I Sure Didn't Know That. --Old Secesh

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