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Name:George Pollok Burgwyn
Affiliation:Class of 1868
Biography & Genealogy:George Pollok Burgwyn, Class of 1868. Born- 16 May 1847 in Jackson, NC. (Some records show Date of Birth as 19 May) Matriculated from Garysburg, NC. At VMI 3 months. At Georgetown College (now University) 1859, 1866. Military Record: Drillmaster, spring through fall of 1861. Unofficial source says with 26th NC and courier for a NC brigade. At UNC 1863-1864. Unofficial source says he was a courier for Gen (M.W.?) Ransom. Entered VMI 31 December 1864. With Corps in Richmond trenches until it disbanded 2 April 1865. Post War Career: Planter. Married Emma Wright Ridley (or Redley) in 1869. Brother of Burgwyn, HK Class of 1861. Died- 5 January 1907 in Jackson, NC.
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