Lt George L P Wren

6 February 2020

A teacher and law student in in Claiborne Parish before the war, Lieutenant George Lovick Pierce Wren of Company G, 8th Louisiana Infantry was wounded in action at Sharpsburg in September 1862. He later wrote of his Company:

… we fought the destructive battle of Sharpsburg on the 17th. We carried only 18 men into this fight, many having been left behind on the forced march to reach this point in time, and when the wounded were borne from the field, only three of the company were left standing.

He was a teacher and planter after the war and served in the state legislature in the 1880s and 90s. His wartime photograph is of unknown provenance, and is online from the Louisiana Confederate Images Facebook page. His postwar photograph was posted online by family genealogist Scott Dickson.

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