George Dunn

Maleabout 1850–

Brief Life History of George

George Dunn was born about 1850, in Virginia, United States as the son of Winston Dunn.

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Winston Dunn
1810–1894
George Dunn
about 1850–
Mary Ann Dunn
1855–1915

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    World Events (3)

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 11

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

    1863

    Age 13

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 13

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brown-haired’ or ‘chieftain’. Compare Dunne . This name has sometimes been Anglicized as Brown .

    English: nickname for a dark complexioned or swarthy man, from Middle English dun ‘dun, dark’ (Old English dunn ‘dull brown’).

    Scottish: habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’. Compare Dun .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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