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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2012 01:50 pm
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  George Dance was a black man who served as color bearer and later color sergeant of the 8th Tennessee Infantry, CSA. He was apparently the slave or former slave of the family of the regimental surgeon.

  Here is a bit of biographical information and a picture. The picture is from a reunion of the regiment in 1906. George Dance is the second man from the right in the back row.

Civil War Soldiers

  I don't find George Dance in the CWSS, but he did apply for a Confederate pension.

  As for the regimental surgeon, Dr. S.E.H. Dance- he didn't make it to the 1906 reunion, since he died in 1900.

S.E.H. Dance (1834 - 1900) - Find A Grave Memorial

  He was a charter member of two schools after the war, the Lynchburg Male and Female Institute, and the Lynchburg Normal School. The latter had both white and black students.

Lynchburg, Moore County, Tennessee Schools

  A short bio of Dr. Dance, as of 1887, can also be found on this site.

Last edited on Wed Jun 20th, 2012 03:07 pm by Texas Defender

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