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In Virginia, George S. Patton, Sr., grandfather of the famous World War II general, is mortally wounded

George Smith Patton, detail
09/19/1864
Thirty-one year-old Virginia Military Institute graduate Colonel George Smith Patton was leading his regiment, the 22nd Virginia, at the Third Battle of Winchester when he was mortally wounded.  He died six days later in Winchester and is buried in the town.  His son went on to become the first mayor of San Marino, California, and his son, the colonel's grandson, became General George S. Patton, of World World II fame. (By John Osborne)    
Source Citation: 
"Death of Colonel George Patton," Richmond Daily Dispatch, October 3, 1864. 

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