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George W Briggs

22nd MI Infantry, Company D 

(1842 – 1863) 

George W. Briggs enlisted as a private on August 11, 1862 in Company D of the 22nd MI Infantry.  He was 20 years old.  George was wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga, GA on September 20, 1863 and died of his injuries seven days later on September 27, 1863.

George W. Briggs was born in Oakland County, MI on August 4, 1842, the son of Zebedee and Ann Maria (Haynor) Briggs of Royal Oak, MI. When he enlisted he reported his residence as Southfield Twp., MI where he was most likely employed as a farm laborer.  In 1860 he had been employed in a similar position for the William M. Parker family of Royal Oak Twp,, Oakland County, MI.  It is probable that he is buried in the National Cemetery at Chattanooga, TN although there is a commemorative cenotaph in his name in the family plot in the Royal Oak Cemetery.

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