Private Crawford Taylor Burgess

 

Co B, 5th GA Militia Volunteers
Phillips Brigade

 

 

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Jeff Carithers' ancestor.

My name is Jeff Carithers and my great grandfather was Crawford Taylor Burgess.  He was born August 30, 1848 in Franklin County, Georgia.  He died September 11, 1938 in Oconee, South Carolina.   On October 11, 1864 he enlisted in Company B,  5th Georgia Militia Volunteers which  became a part of General P. J. Phillips Brigade.  On November 22, 1864 he was shot in the back at Griswoldville, Georgia and the bullet exited his hip.  He survived the wound and became a teacher and later was ordained as a Baptist Minister.  He served approximately 29 churches in Northeast Georgia  during his almost 50 year career .

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