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George Allen Tapscott, 1922

George Allen Tapscott, 1922

Name:  George Allen Tapscott, 56th Virginia Infantry

Date:  June 1922

Image Number:  B244bcdB24

Comments:  George Allen Tapscott is shown in this 1922 photo taken at a Confederate reunion in Richmond, Virginia.  Born in Buckingham County, Virginia, in 1850, George enlisted in Company D, 56th Virginia Infantry at the age of 15 years.  He served first at Chaffin's Farm near Richmond and later at Cold Harbor where his health was broken.  George left service after Cold Harbor and returned to Scottsville.  After the war, George served as a surveyor and notary public in Albemarle County and married Mary Louise "Lizzie" Baber.  He also was an active member of Henry Gantt Camp No. 75 Confederate Veterans in Scottsville, serving as the Camp's last commander in 1927.  George applied for a pension in 1923 due to total disability from heart disease and rheumatism.  He died in 1935.

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