06 September 2010

The Last Confederate of Georgia: General William Joshua Bush

Gen. William Joshua Bush
Private with the 14th Georgia Infantry unit from Wilkinson County, the Ramah Guards; he enlisted July 9, 1861 and discharged October 22, 1861. Men often enlisted for 90 days. Enlisted in the Georgia Militia October 1864, surrendered at Stephen's Station, Georgia in 1865. Participated in battles of Cross Keys, Milledgeville, Atlanta and Duncan's Old Field. Last of the 368,000 Georgia Confederate veterans to die -- November 11, 1952 at age 107. Achieved his rank of general after the war in veteran's groups. [Evergreen Cemetery Tour Map and Guide, Fitzgerald (GA) Convention and Visitors Bureau]

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