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George Riley Clifton was working as a laborer in Russell County when he enlisted at the age of 19.  He was a Private in Company K. George was captured 12 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House.He was listed as a POW at Point Lookout from `8 May 1864 to 30 June 1864, and as a POW at Elmira 24 August 1864  to 21 March 1865.  He had contracted pneumonia and died there. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, grave # 1536. Below are pictures of his last resting place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.

Pictures shown below are courtesy of Daniel and Liz Curtis Butler

Liz C. Butler at the gravesite of George Riley Clifton, Co. K 48th Infantry, CSA
Liz C. Butler at the grave site of George Riley Clifton, Private, Co. K
48th Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA at Woodlawn Cemetery , Elmira, New York
George Riley Clifton, Private, Co. K, 48th Virginia Infantry, CSA
George Riley Clifton, Private, Co. K, 48th Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA
Born: 1842, Patrick County, Virginia
Died  21 March 1865
Woodlawn Cemetery , Elmira, New York
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Reference: 
48th INFANTRY By: John D. Chapula,  H.E. Howard, Inc. Lynchburg, Virginia

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