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John Albert Galbreath, Jr.
May 2007


This game was played by John A. Galbreath in Jackson, Mississippi in 1892 
and won with a deep attack and a lovely mating pattern

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Records show that Galbreath was working as a manager of the Western Union Telegraph Company in Jackson Mississippi in 1875. At that time he was a deacon at Union Church in Jefferson County of which the Galbreaths were among the earliest settlers. John A. Galbreath had been a member of Charley Clark's Rifles, Company A, 12th MS Infantry Regiment, CSA with the Army of Northern Virginia under R. E. Lee during the Civil War and took part in the Yorktown Siege, the Seven Days Battles, Seven Pines, Mine Run, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness Campaign, Petersburg, Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg.  In 1865 he was listed as a member of the South-western Telegraphic Association and of the Confederate States Telegraphic Club. John Galbreath was a high priest in the Freemasons.

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