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Polk County, Florida

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George Levy

Source: "The Confederate Veteran Magazine," 1920, Vol 28, pg 348

George Levy was born in Raleigh, N. C, on August 17, 1840, and died at Mulberry, Fla., on October 15, 1919, aged seventy-nine years. His early life was spent in New York City, but at the commencement of the War between the States he was a resident of Covington, Newton County, Ga., where he enlisted in the Confederate army and was mustered into service at Augusta, Ga., on April 28, 1861, in Company H, 3d Georgia Infantry, Wright's Brigade. He served during the entire war, taking part in all the important battles of the Army of Northern Virginia from Malvern Hill to Appomattox.

After the war he resided for several years in Missouri and Kansas, but went to Florida some twenty-seven years ago. He leaves one brother (John H. Levy), two sons (George C. and John A. Levy), one daughter (Mrs. H. P. Payne), and twelve grandchildren. For the past fifteen years he had been a justice of the peace for Polk County, Fla., residing in Mulberry. He was a member of Bartow Camp, U. C. V., at Bartow, Fla., at which place he was buried.