George Washington Dennis was born February 18, 1826, in Montgomery County, North Carolina. October 9, 1858, he married Martha Frances Smart in Montgomery County. They had a family of eight children; three were born by the beginning of the war.
July 16, 1862 George Dennis enlisted in Wake County for the war.
June 4 - June 15, 1863 he was hospitalized with Typhoid Fever at General Hospital No. 21, Richmond, Virginia. Returned to duty.
Present and accounted for until July 3, 1863, when he was captured at Gettysburg, PA. Taken Prisoner of War, he was transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland. October 15-18, 1863 he was confined at Point Lookout. December 27, 1863, USA Small Pox Hospital at Point Lookout. February 20-21, 1865 transferred to Boulware's and Cox's Wharf, James River, Virginia for exchange. February 28, 1865, Private Dennis was reported present with a detachment of paroled and exchanged prisoners at Camp Lee near Richmond, VA.
It is my understanding that George Dennis was also wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, in the arm and shoulder. His records on micro film are barely legible and I couldn't find a report to help validate his injury occurring at Gettysburg. The information came through family oral history.
In 1877, George moved from Montgomery County, NC, to Davie County, NC, where he farmed and raised his family.
March 30, 1903, George died after a period of declining health. He is buried at Liberty United Methodist Church, Gladstone Road, Davie County, NC.
Information provided by: Artie Hinson, whose G-G-Grandfather is George Dennis.