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Manuscript Diary of George W. Finley, Romney, WV, covering years 1884-1885.

By: FINLEY, GEORGE W.

Price: $675.00

Publisher: Romney, WV, 1884 1884

Item Number: 17805


"George Williamson Finley (1838-1909) First Lieutenant, 56th Virginia Infantry, one of the few men who crossed the stone wall beside Gen Lewis Armistead at Gettysburg during Pickett's charge. Finley was beside Armistead as the general lost consciousness on the battlefield. He was taken prisoner, spending the next two years in Unions prisons including at Hilton Head were he became one of the Confederate ""Immortal 600."" Finley was born Dec. 1, 1838 in Yanceyville, NC. but was raised in Clarksville, VA. He entered Hampden-Sydney College but graduated from Washington Coll... View more info