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Veteran of US Civil War (1861-1865) - Hillside Cemetery, Kinsley, Edwards County, Kansas


When the "War of Rebellion" broke out, “Pvt. George W. Fulton enlisted in Co. K, 33rd IN Infantry and served until June 1865. He was wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Spring Hill, Tennessee, in March of 1863, and held prisoner three months before an exchange was made. He was again wounded at the Battle of New Hope Church, in Georgia. After leaving the army, he returned to Indiana, and in removed to Champaign County, Illinois, where he remained until he located in Kansas."1


George Washington Fulton was born in 1821 in Pennsylvania. At the age of 16, he became an apprentice in the carpenter’s trade. He married Hannah Sycks on May 4, 1847. They were the parents of 12 children. During this time, George was supporting his family in the merchandise trade. The family was living in Missouri at the outbreak of the Civil War.


After his time in service, George returned to his family and set his sights on Kansas. The family settled in Kinsley about 1878 where George constructed the Anchor Steam Flouring Mills. It was a successful business venture. He also was elected mayor of Kinsley for two terms.


Major George W. Fulton died in 1890 and Hannah in 1904. They are both buried in Hillside Cemetery. 1 Cutler's History of Kansas – Shawnee County – 1883

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