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      Battle Of
       West Point
 Richard Jasper Hamlin

       A local resident, he enlisted in Ferrell's Battery, Company C, 14th Georgia Artillery.  He served in several battles in the south, among them are Brices Crossroads, Tupelo, Selma, and West Point.  His brother was killed in the battle in West Point.  

        He was taken prisoner, and tradition has it that he begged the Yankee troops to allow him to bury his brother.  Their reply was that his brother with be buried with the other Rebel soldiers.  

        He married Georgia Ann Sharman.  He died in 1925.





Variously ascribed contributing writers to Fort Tyler history