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George A. Nicoll was born in Savannah on October 26, 1830. He was the son, of United States Judge John C. Nicoll. Nicoll learned the trade of engineer in, New York. He then, served as engineer on several steamships of the Philadelphia line. Shortly before the war Nicoll returned to Savannah. During this time he married Sallie Parker. Nicoll fought with the Confederacy during the War Between the States and was captured at Fort McCallister in 1864. After the war, Nicoll became a Savannah bank officer, a position he held until his death in 1879. He was forty-seven when he died.
Christman, William E., "A 19th Century Man: The Life of George Anderson Nicoll (1830-1879)" (1988). Savannah Biographies. 193.