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Illness Ended the War for a Young Artilleryman

by | Mar 22, 2015 | Confederate affiliation, New Hanover

George F. Flowers, Private, CSA, joined the 2nd North Carolina Light Artillery, Co. G, at age 17. George was captured on the Cape Fear River on June 25, 1864, and sent to Fort Monroe, Va. He was then sent to the Point Lookout Military Prison Camp in Maryland, where he died at age 18 of epilepsy. Dale Coleman Spencer Wilmington

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