H A Gore

H A Gore

Civil War (Confederate) · Confederate Army · Private E-1
Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)
Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

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Sixth Infantry (G-H)

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Confederate Army

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Private E-1

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Service End Date

1 Oct 1863

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Company A ("Davidson's Company", "Florida Guards")

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Service Start Date

2 May 1862

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Served For

United States of America

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Biographical Sketch

    Private H. A. Gore was born ca. 1842 in Georgia.

    In 1860 he was living near Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida at the residence of his father, Ellis, along with his mother and 6 brothers.  He had attended school within 12 months of the census; his occupation was given as a laborer.

    “H.A.”, along with younger brother Jasper, enlisted in Davidson’s Company on May 2nd, 1862 at Rico’s Bluff, Liberty County, Florida.  He was left sick at Gadsden County, Florida when his company left the state.  He returned to the company prior to November 12th, 1862.  He was sent to a hospital at Knoxville, Tennessee on January 5th, 1863, and was absent from the company from that date until about March 12th, 1863.  He was present with the company until July 1st, when he was captured near Cowan, Tennessee during Bragg’s withdrawal from Tullahoma.[1]

    He was sent to the Military Prison at Louisville, Kentucky on July 15th; he was reported as an inpatient at the Nashville Prison Hospital on August 8th.  He was reported to have died as a result of an accident at the hospital on October 1st, 1863, and was interred in a local cemetery.

    [1] During the Tullahoma Campaign, the Bethpage Bridge at Allisonia represented a key crossing of the Elk River by the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, and was the site of a skirmish by Union and Confederate troops on July 2nd.   Bragg decided to abandon Tullahoma, in part, because the swollen Elk at his back might trap him.  He retreated to the Cowan area.  Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk’s Corps defended the crossing area until ordered to withdraw to begin the evacuation across the Cumberland Plateau. (See Tullahoma Campaign – Communities – Estill Springs/Allisonia/Decherd, http://mtweb.mtsu.edu/tullproj/Communities/estill_springs.html, accessed 2016-05-22)

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