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Obituary of Curtis Green, Oglesby, Texas.

Curtis Green, born December 8, 1840, near Forsyth, Ga., was reared on a farm and attended the common schools of his county. His plans to attend college were sadly changed by the war in 1861. He enlisted in the Confederate army as a private in Company G, Sixth Georgia Cavalry, Dibrell's Brigade, Martin's Division, and with this command he served throughout the war except when in prison. He was in twenty-eight recorded battles and numerous skirmishes and was twice captured, first in the early part of the war, when he was sent to Camp Douglas, but was soon exchanged; next, in 1864, near Rome, Ga., while on duty as a scout clad in a Yankee uniform. He was placed in prison at Rome and ordered to be executed on October 4, 1864, but, by cutting through the floor, he succeeded in making his escape and swam down the river to freedom on the night before. He again rejoined his command and served till the close of the war.

Comrade Green went to Texas in 1865, married, and settled near Gatesville, afterwards moving to Oglesby, where he lived till his death. His occupation was that of a farmer, and his efforts as such were rewarded by his acquiring one of the finest farms on the Lean River.

His education was limited, but his native ability was far above the average, and he kept well informed on the current events of the day, especially on matters of public interest. He was a total abstainer and did not use tobacco in any form.

Comrade Green was a member of the Methodist Church, but was a great asset to the Hoilness Association of Waco, Texas, being a member of the executive board for the last few years up to his death. He was one of the few who possessed every copy of the CONFEDERATE VETERAN, having each year's volume neatly bound. He attended all of the reunions and was ever true to the cause for which he so loyally fought.

He died May 2, 1922, in the eighty-first year of his model life.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, September, 1922.

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