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Dortch George

Obituary of Labe A. George, Demapolis, Alabama.

Another soldier of Wheeler's Cavalry passed from earth when Labe George breathed his last on June 2, 1916, at Demopolis, Ala. He was born in December, 1846, near Camden, Ala. As soon as he was old enough he enlisted in Company I, 3d Alabama Cavalry, and fought under Gen. Joe Wheeler. Four of his brothers also were in the Confederate service. After the war he located in Mobile, Ala., as a clerk in Dunlap & Co., but soon worked his way up to a partnership and was quite successful in the business. He married Miss Ann Dortch, of Camden, Ala., who, with their three children survives him. In 1890 Comrade George removed to Demapolis, Ala., seeking a change on account of his health. There he established the firm of L. A. George & Son and conducted in most successfully, also regaining his health. He was an unusually energetic, active man, and always enjoyed huntin and fishing. Even after his seventieth birthday he was in the field two or three times a week, hunting on horseback all day throughout the bird season, and three weeks previous to his death he spent a day in the woods fishing. Shortly after this, while working in his garden, he had a severe fall, bruising his chest, which brought on an attack of pneumonia, causing his death in four days. He retained his bright, witty disposition to the last. He was a true gentleman of the Old South and will be sorely missed by his many friends. His remains were accomplished to the grave by the Confederate veterans of Demopolis, and "taps" was sounded as he was laid away.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, August, 1916.

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