Lt. Colonel George W. Law - 1st Missouri Cavalry - CSA.

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Shot in the arm while defending Vicksburg, resulting in the amputation of the limb. After the War, became Sheriff of Callaway County, Missouri and in 1873 was mortally wounded by vigilates while transporting a prisoner. Sheriff Law lingered in great pain for a few days, but long enough for his old commander Col. Elijah Gates to arrive. Bending over Law's deathbed Colonel Gates asked Sheriff Law, "Do you know who I am?"... In a weak and low voice Law replied, "I would know that voice anywhere". Sheriff Law passed away quietly a few hours later.
http://www.missouridivision-scv.org/mounits/1mocav.htm
 

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Any idea in what capacity, if any, he served after being exchanged on parole? I assume he was active in some way as he is in uniform post amputation/parole.
 



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