George C. Lamb

George C. Lamb, “Uncle George”
Born 1834
Died March 19, 1926
Place of birth and place of death: Fairfax County, Virginia
Buried Jermantown Cemetery near Intersection Rt. 50 and Route 29 in Fairfax, VA
How died: Influenza
Military Service: Confederacy- one of six known Black Confederates from Fairfax County
Military rank: Body Servant to Capt. William H. Dulany
Unit Co. D., 17th Va Infantry, 1861 – 1865

Black American free “Negro”, George Lamb served as a Body Servant to Capt. William H, Dulany of the Co.
D, 17th Virginia Infantry. Lamb was with Capt. Dulany, until Dulany was wounded and disabled at Blackburn’s Ford in July 1861. Afterwards, Lamb stayed with the Confederate Army and later received a Confederate pension. After the war, he was a blacksmith in Jason Cooper’s wagon shop in Fairfax. Lamb was well respected by all his neighbors, black and white, and affectionately called “Uncle George.” He is buried in the black cemetery, Jermantown. His epitaph reads “He was loyal and true to his friends. “

Sources:
1. Brothers and Cousins: Confederate Soldiers and Sailors of Fairfax County, VA, compiled by William Page Johnson, II
2. Fairfax Herald, March 26, 1926, p. 3

Larger image of marker
Researched and written by Mary Lipsey

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