George Bishop Family, Rains Co. TX

Back row: Lilly Briggs, step daughter; George Bishop; Sim Culver, step son; Lona Briggs Bishop holding Scot Hopel Bishop. 
Front row: Oscar Bishop and Andrew Bishop with hat.



Cartersville, News
Cartersville, GA
March 20, 1913

George Washington Bishop, an old Confederate veteran, passed away March 5th 1913 in Raines County, Texas. He was nearly eighty years old. He was born at Spartanburg, South Carolina and came to this county when quite a youth. He volunteered from Paulding County (GA). He was a member of the First Georgia Cavalry, Col. Morrison's Regiment, Gen. Joe Wheelers command. He leaves a wife, five sons and two daughters in Texas and one son in Alabama. He is my last brother. There were sixteen of us brothers and sisters. They have all been taken and I am the only one left. He said I have fought a good fight and I shall quit the walks of men henceforth, I shall walk with the Master. Therefore, I do not as one having no hope for I expect to meet him there. George Washington BISHOP, was wounded on the retreat from Chicamauga to Atlanta, being wounded in the head with a piece of shell in 1864. He was never able to be with his command afterwards.

Written by sister, Mrs. D. J. Guyton (Rebecca BISHOP)