George S. HAIRSTON ID#737, b. 15 March 1838, d. 6 April 1862
Father*John Adams HAIRSTON1 b. 15 Mar 1799, d. 7 Sep 1849
Mother*Malinda CORN1 b. a 1814, d. a 1882
Birth*George S. HAIRSTON was born on 15 March 1838 in Yalobusha County, Mississippi.1,2 
He was the son of John Adams HAIRSTON and Malinda CORN.1 
Census 1850George S. HAIRSTON appeared on the 1850 census of Malinda CORN in 1850 in Patrick County, Virginia.1

College*George S. HAIRSTON was attending Mississippi University between 1856 and 1857 in Oxford, Mississippi.3 
MilitaryMr. J. R. Armstrong wrote a to Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War for the United States in Washington D.C. to recommend George S. Hairston for admittance to West Point Military Academy. Jefferson Davis would later become President of the Confederacy.3
MilitaryU.S. Congressman Reuben Davis from Mississippi submitted an application in June of 1858 for George S. Hairston to attend West Point Military Academy.3
PropertyHe witnessed the Property of George HAIRSTON on 4 April 1859 in Lowndes County, Mississippi; George Hairston of Lowndes County purchases 244 acres of property in Lowndes County from the children of John Adams Hairston of Yalobusha County on 4 April 1859. Lowndes County Deed Book Vol. 31, pages 408-410. Family History Lirbrary Film #008567104, image 221-222.
Passport*George S. HAIRSTON applied for a U.S. passport on 13 September 1860 in New York, New York.4. He was 5' 7.5", blue eyes and dark brown hair. --->
Military*Private, Company H, 15th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry.5,6

Death*He died on 6 April 1862 in Battle of Shiloh, Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, at age 24. I have not found any source for George being killed at Shiloh. 
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  1. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  2. [S229] National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; Passport Applications, 1795-1905; Collection Number: ARC Identifier 566612 / MLR Number A1 508; NARA Series: M1372;.
  3. [S3336] U.S. Military Academy Cadet Application Papers, 1805-1866; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M688, 1 roll); Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780’s-1917, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington, D.C.,
  4. [S138] United States Passport Application.
  5. [S3294] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles 1861-1865,
  6. [S3458] Howell, H. Grady Jr., For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand, A muster listing of All Known Mississippi Confederate Soldiers, Sailors and Marines,, unknown repository.
Last Edited22 Nov 2021