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Bird Carr Levy Thompson

Obituary of James M. Levy, Covington, Georgia

Jefferson Lamar Camp, No. 305, U. C. V., of Covington, Ga., expresses through a committee its sense of loss in the death of a beloved comrade. Capt. James M. Levy, who passed away on January 20, 1915. He was by birth a North Carolinian, having been born at Raleigh on August 15, 1837. In early life he went to New York City to learn the jeweler's trade and then located in Covington, Ga., where he was in business wutil the War between the States broke out. He enlisted as a soldier in what was known as the Young Guards and left Covington April 26, 1861, for Norfolk, Va., where the 3d Georgia Regiment was organized, and the Young Guards became Company H, 3d Georgia Regiment.

Captain Levy stayed with the regiment until the surrender at Appomattox, having taken part in all of its engagements, which included those from South Mills-the seven days about Richmond, Fredericksburg, Chanellorsville, Gettysburg-to Appomattox.

He was a true and brave soldier, always chrreful and ready to do his duty, and highly esteemed by all. He was appointed to a place in the ordinance department, which he filled with credit to himself and great help to his cause.

The resolutions state that in the death of Capt. James M. Levy the Jefferson Lamar Camp has lost a devoted and faithful member, and the loss is deeply deplored. His presence will be sadly missed. A copy of these resolutions were sent to the bereaved wife and children as a testimonial of the high esteem in which their loved one was held by the Camp and as a token of sympathy, love and appreciation of him.

[Committee: John R. Bird (Chairman), N. C. Carr, and D. A. Thompson.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1915.

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