VICKSBURG PAROLE FOR 31ST TENNESSEE SOLDIER

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Item Code: 1054-1197

Pre-printed paper meas. approx. 7.50 x 6.50 inches and is filled out in strong period ink.

Document is headed “VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, JULY 9th 1863.”

Parole is filled out for George W. Alexander, 2nd Lieutenant of the 31st Tennessee Vols. C.S.A. The document is signed by Alexander at the bottom of the parole statement. The Union officer who signed the parole is John O. Pullen Captain of Company C, 20th Illinois Vols.

Document is in good condition. There is some minor edge wear with one horizontal fold and three vertical folds. The center of the document has a medium colored stain

Reverse has old tape on the folds. There is also a faint handwritten note dated July 29, 1864 and signed by Colonel W.M. Bradford of the 31st Tennessee. The text is faint but the note appears to be in regards to Alexander’s exchange.

George W. Alexander was born in Dandridge, Tennessee on March 7, 1845. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 39th Tennessee Mounted Infantry (later the 31st Tennessee Infantry) on February 15, 1862. He was present until his capture at Vicksburg.

After being exchanged Alexander was promoted Captain but was captured again by General Averell’s cavalry near Martinsburg, West Virginia on September 4, 1864. He was sent to Fort Delaware and was released on June 17, 1865.

After the war he moved to Dubuque, Iowa where he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1871. He moved to Lucas County and opened an office in Chariton, Iowa in 1872.

Alexander died in Chariton on February 13, 1916 after a fall down a flight of stairs leading to his office. He is buried there in Chariton Cemetery.  [ad]

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