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Welcome to the official companion website to the GA-Veterans Mailing List. This website is designed to be a repository for genealogical information about Georgia veterans: biographies of servicemen, photos of Georgia military units and their members, war stories of Georgia soldiers, and resources pertaining to the various conflicts and battles in which Georgians have participated. The website and the mailing list are generously hosted by RootsWeb, the Internet's oldest and largest free genealogy site.

Bios of Georgia Veterans

If you have information on a person that served in the military that you would like to share, please click here for submission instructions. The only requirement is that the person has some type of connection to Georgia, either born here, lived here or died here.

Be sure to check out the County List and the various Wars and Conflicts.

Revolutionary War

LAMAR, John, Jr.
Born 17 Jul 1762 SC
Died 18 Oct 1842 Clinton, Jones, Ga.
Married Frances "Frankey" Breedlove
Son of Jeremiah Lamar (Nephew of John Lamar, Sr.)
Rev. War under Gen. Pickens and Marion. Battle of Eataw, Cowpens, Seige of Augusta. White's History of Ga pg 504-6. History of Jones Co. Ga. my #696-415
Pvt. Ga. S.C. S.C. Militia Ga. Roster Rev. p 483.
See Sally's Stub entries of SC pay checks page 273.
1784 Apr. 14.. John..Ga who got 287 1/2 acres, 1000 acres also Rev. War Bounty Land Grants pg 302 THE SC MAG OF ANCESTRAL RESEARCH
Records found at the Ga. Archives (Family Folder) show John was not only brave to a fault but that his services were of "Long continuance and his suffering excessive." Very shortly after entering the Army he was deprededid (?) with others to the performance of a perlious duty in which he was deserted by his companions and left to execute the order alone, which he did to the admiration and astonishment of all. For this act of intripedity and fidelity the Government tendered him the Lt. in the regular forces which he modestly declined on the ground that he was too young and inexperienced to assume the responsibilities of the station being at this time only eventeen years old. He served under General Marion and Pickens attached to the Batallion of the latter; was at Battle of Eataw and Cowpens, seige of Augusta and several other engagements. Once he was taken a prisoner but made escape from Camp of Cornwallis, rescuing at the same time one of his cousins. He was twice wounded during the war by the British and once by the Indians. 1799 (and this same handwritten episle) Jones County Georgia Military.
Submitted by Gerry Hill Sep 2002

War of 1812

LONG, Richard
Born 1781, in Georgia
Died 1850, Newton County, Georgia

First child of Davis 1760 LONG and Mary XX. When he was 28, he married Mary Polly BROWN. Richard LONG served in the military in 1812 in Georgia (War of 1812).

Image: War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815 - Richard 1781 LONG

Submitted by Susan Y. Gilbert, 22 Oct 2017

War Between the States

LAWSON, Green A.
b March 15, 1812 Laurens Co., GA
d September 26, 1884, Colquitt Co., GA
Company G, 26th Regiment, GA Infantry
"Private Sept. 21, 1861 - Captured at Spotsylvania, VA. May 20, 1864.
Exchanged at Point Lookout, MD. Oct. 29, 1864. No later record."
History of Lowndes County, GA 1825-1941.Company G, 26th Regiment, GA Infantry
"Green A. Lawson, Pvt.
Company organized 9-21-1861
Sent to Liberty County, GA 9-24-1861
Savannah, GA 10-5-1861
St. Simons, GA 10-18-61
Savannah, GA 2-17-1862
Brunswick, GA 2-22-1862"
m Rachel Eleanor Folsom, Lowndes Co.,GA
Buried Leila Cemetery, Ellenton-Omega Rd, Colquitt Co., GA Iron Cross
Submitted by Norma Burton 11-5-2002
LAWSON, Henry Briggs
b August 15th, 1844, Lowndes Co, GA
d September 07, 1911, St. Petersburg, FL
Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia - Vol 6, pg 352 1861-1865
Enlisted as a Private in Co. A, 20th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry Aug 15, 1862.
Transferred to Co. D. Jan. 10, 1863. Appointed 4th Corporal Feb. 1864.
Transferred to Co. I, 62d Regiment Georgia Infantry; to (New) Company I, 8th Regiment Georgia Cavalry Oct. 25,1864.
Roll dated Dec. 31, 1864, last on file, shows him on detail to procure remount since Nov. 19, 1864. His horse was shot out from under him. Paroled at Thomasville, GA. May 19, 1865."
Married Lucretia Rogers
buried Hahira, GA
Submitted by Norma Burton 11-5-2002
LEE, Bennett
LEE, William T.
LEE, George W.

World War II

LORD, Luther Hiram
Born June 3, 1926 in Jackson County, Georgia
Died January 5, 1982 in Augusta, Richmond Co, Ga.
Buried in the Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery, Augusta, Georgia.
He was the Son of Dee Washington Lord, Sr. and Addie Jane Gee Lord of Jackson Co, Georgia.
He was an Army Veteran of World War Two and the Korean War, He was in the Battles of the Phillippines and other Battles in the South Pacific, His Outfit was one of the First Divisons to Enter Japan after they Surrendered, He was Discharged from the Army in Late 1945, But was Recalled in 1950 when the Korean War Started. He work at the Camp Gordon Army Base near Augusta, Ga. until his retirement in the 1970's.
Submitted by James Lord 9-2002

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