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Allen Bloodworth Hardeman Morgan

Obituary of F. D. Bloodworth, Savannah, Georgia.

On August 1, 1920, at his home in Savannah, Ga., F. D. Bloodworth passed into rest eternal. He was born in Spalding County, Ga., near Griffin, October 16, 1842, hence had nearly reached his seventy-eighth milepost.

Early in 1861 young Bloodworth went to Virginia as a member of the "Spalding Grays," the company becoming a part of the 2d Georgia Battalion, commanded by Maj. Thomas Hardeman. He was shortly promoted to the office of first sergeant and was with his company in many engagements of the war. Two days before the surrender at Appomattox he was wounded and captured in the battle of High Bridge and Farmville Va., was paroled in May, 1865, and at once returned home.

On July 4, 1865, Comrade Bloodworth was married to Miss Sarah Allen, of Meriwether County, Ga., whom he had met in a hospital in Atlanta during the war. Of this union there were two daughters and one son. The daughters survive him with their mother.

Comrade Bloodworth was a consistent Christian, a member of the First Baptist Church of Savannah, and a useful citizen, In the struggle for a living during the days of Reconstruction he was occupied in teaching school, as treasurer of the city of Griffin, as bookkeeper, and afterwards in farming. Removing to Savannah, he was for a time a cotton merchant of the city and then became connected with the banking business, serving as cashier and vice president of the old National Bank of Savannah, and was engaged in winding up its affairs at the time of his death. Other prominent positions he had held were as chairman of the Finance Committee of the Cotton Exchange, director in the Savannah Benevolent Association, trustee of the property of the Y. M. C. A., President Confederate Veteran's (Camp No. 756, U. C. V.), and trustee on the board of the Confederate Home at Atlanta. In each of these positions he gave most efficient service. He was also prominent in Masonry of Odd Fellowship and a faithful Confederate always. WWe mourn his loss.

[D. B. Morgan, Secretary Confederate Veteran's Association, Savannah, Ga.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, October, 1920.

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