George Garnett Junkin (1837-1895)

ANCESTRAL LINE: A1 Joseph Junkin I | B3 Joseph Junkin II | C14 David X. Junkin

D2 George Garnett Junkin, born November 19, 1837 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, died February 22, 1895. Married 11/05/1862 Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Montague, born March 27, 1843, died December 18, 1907. Both are buried at Christiansburg, Virginia. Eleven children.

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George Garnett graduated from Washington College in 1859 and served in the Civil War in the "Montgomery Fencibles" 4th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, the first of four companies that formed the "Stonewall Brigade". He was a Lt. and A.A.G. on Stonewall Jackson's staff. He was captured on March 3, 1862 at Kernstown, Maryland. He described his capture in brief, but vivid form in a letter written to Gen Jackson on September 10, 1862:
"...several of them seized my horse by the bridle and several of them brought their bayonets to my breast and demanded my surrender. Resistance being but suicide, I surrendered..."
This 6-page letter, which describes his imprisonment and exchange, also offers his resignation as he was requied to give an oath of allegiance to the United States before he could qualify as an exchange prisoner. General Jackson recommended that he re-enlist, and this was approved and signed by General Robert E. Lee, and accepted by the Secretary of War G. W. Randolph on October 23, 1862.

George Garnett Junkin was appointed Captain on November 15, 1862 in command of Company E, 27th Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles. On September 19, 1864, he was badly wounded, He was again wounded on April 12, 1865 by a Michigan Calvary Regiment, three days after Lee's surrender, thereby making him the last man wounded on Virginia soil in the Civil War conflict.

He practiced law in Christiansburg, Virginia, and was serving as Commonwealth Attorney for the state of Virginia at the time of his death.

Children of George Garnett Junkin and Sarah Elizabeth Montague:

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