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George W. Killbreath (1823-1864)
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Born: Abt 1823 Tennessee.
Married: Martha A. Short (1823-) on 5 Feb 1839 in Benton County Tennessee. 2
Died: 17 Oct 1864 Andersonville Prison Andersonville Georgia. 1
Buried: Andersonville National Cemetery Andersonville Georgia.
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George W. Killbreath
Abt 1823-17 Oct 1864
Civil War - Union

Spouse and Children

      Martha A. Short

George fought with 7th Tennessee Cavalry USA

KILLBREATH, GEORGE WASHINGTON, Co E, enlisted for 3 years at Huntingdon, TN on 8/23/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/24/62 at about age 39 (census). He was captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton on 12/20/1862 and had orders to report to Camp Chase in Columbus, OH. He is presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died on 10/17/64 of scrobutus (scurvy). He is on the Andersonville list as G. W. Galbraith. He is buried in the Andersonville National Cemetery in grave #11063. His widow, Martha M Short Killbreath, applied for a pension in 1867. There is a minor's pension (#153,421/144,940) from 1870 with M A Taylor as guardian.3 4


  1. George W. Kilbreath's Civile War Service File
  2. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
  3. Fold3.com - Civil War "Widows' Pensions" (Large File)
  4. THE 7TH TENNESSEE CAVALRY USA (Originally 2nd WestTennessee Volunteer Cavalry) Peggy Scott Holley

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