George Lumpkins

George Lumpkins, son of Burwell and Susan Lumpkins, from Newport Ky. jointed the 102nd US Colored Troops on 17 Feb 1864 in Detroit Michigan, and mustered out as Fourth Sergeant on 30 Sep 1865.  George left with his regiment March 28, 1864 for Annapolis MD, where it joined the Ninth corps.  George was soon detached and sent by transports to Hilton Head, SC, where he arrived 19 April.  During the next two months George was on picket duty at St Helena and Jenkins Islands, and on Hilton Head Island.  He and the regiment then occupied Port Royal and assisted in constructing fortifications and other fatigue duty.

In August, George was sent to Jacksonville Fla. then marched to Baldwin, where he did picket duty and destroyed railroad tracks.  He was attacked by the enemy and during the engagement, the regiment convinced the officers that the men could be relied upon when serious service was demanded.

After a long march through eastern Florida, George embarked on transports at Magnolia for Beaufort, SC and arrived the 31st.  In September George was sent to different points on Coosa and Port Royal Islands before he mustered out.


George Lumpkins and his family


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