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Winston A. Masters

Winston A. Masters was born about 1843 in North Carolina. His parents were James and Jane Masters. The family was living in Murray County in 1850.

The 1860 Census listed them living in Whitfield County, Ga., using the post office at Tilton. In 1860 the family list included James, age 54; Jane, age 49; James N., age 19; Winston A., age 17; Wm. B. Age 14; Moses G., age 12; and Alfred M., age 9.

Military records indicate that Winston Masters enlisted as a Private in Company B, 39th Ga. Cummings Volunteers, March 10, 1862. That unit was engaged in fighting at Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 4, 1863. In fighting at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, November 25, 1863, Winston was killed.


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