Friday, May 10, 2013

North Carolina's Confederate Memorial Day - May 10th


Members of the 6th North Carolina Re-enactors


North Carolina's Confederate Memorial Day is celebrated on the 10th of May each year.   Each State in the Confederacy celebrates Confederate Memorial Day on different dates.  North Carolina chose May 10th to coincide with the death of Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson on May 10, 1863 and the capture of Confederate President, Jefferson Davis on May 10, 1865.  The State of Texas has both a Confederate Heroes Day (Jan. 19) and a Confederate Memorial Day (Apr. 28).  Pennsylvania, Maryland and Kentucky all have Confederate Memorial Days even though those states were not in the Confederacy. 

Confederate Memorial Day is a State holiday in most Southern States.   It gives people a chance to honor and remember the Confederate Soldiers who died during the American Civil War.  The first evidence of its celebration was on April 26, 1866 when tens of thousands of Southern women gathered in their respective towns to commemorate their war dead.  The specific date of April 26th was the idea of Mrs. Elizabeth Rutherford Ellis, wife of Captain Roswell Ellis, who had served in the "Columbus Guards".  Mrs. Ellis got the idea for a Confederate Memorial Day after she and other women from the Soldier's Aid Society began tending to the graves of Confederate Soldiers who died during the Battle of Columbus, Georgia.  That battle was one of the last battles in the Civil War and took place a week after Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox.   In early 1866, Mrs. Ellis told a friend about a book she had read that mentioned the custom of caring for the graves of dead heroes.  She suggested that a special day be set aside to decorate the graves of Confederate Soldiers in order for them to always be remembered.  Her suggestion was well received by the Soldier's Aid Society and they changed their group to the Ladies Memorial Association.  April 26th was chosen to coincide with General Johnston's surrender to General Sherman at Bennett Place in Durham, North Carolina, which occured on April 26, 1865, effectively ending the Civil War for many in the South. 

Other States in the South began to catch on and celebrate the new holiday.  Some States chose dates after April 26th so that their flowers would have more time to bloom.  In 1868, General John A. Logan, commander of the Union Civil War Veterans Fraternity, the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) launched the Memorial Day holiday that currently observed in the entire United States.  Logan emulated the practices of the Confederate Memorial Day holiday stating, "it was not too late for the Union men of the nation to follow the example of the people of the South in perpetuating the memory of their friends who had died for the cause they thought just and right."  Many are unaware that the celebration of Confederate Memorial Day actually precedes the celebration of Memorial Day.



Re-enactor carrying the Second National Flag


In modern times, the celebration of Confederate Memorial Day includes placing flags and wreathes on the graves of Confederate Soldiers, dressing in Confederate uniforms, holding services at churches and cemeteries, Re-enactments, etc.


Me speaking at the 2013 Confederate Memorial Day Service at Oakwood Cemetery


I recently had the honor of speaking about one of my ancestors, Ransom Green Nowell,  who died during the Civil War.  On May 4, 2013, my chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held a Confederate Memorial Day Celebration at Raleigh's Historic Oakwood Cemetery.  Among the over 1,400 Confederate Soldiers buried in Oakwood, lay three of my own ancestors.  Their names were Jonathan Charles Hill,  Ransom Green Nowell and Elvis Green Adcock.



 Graves of Confederate Soldiers Decorated with Confederate Battle Flags


Their middle name is not all that Ransom and Elvis had in common.  Both men were born in 1842 and both had volunteered their services for the Confederacy in May of 1861.  Both men saw action in the Peninsula Campaign and Seven Days Battles as well as Gettysburg.  Jonathan Charles Hill was born in 1832 and died of disease at a Confederate Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina on August 14, 1863. 


Grave of Jonathan Charles Hill


Ransom Green Nowell was killed on the first day of fighting at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863.  Elvis Green Adcock had been wounded at Gaines' Mills and Chancellorsville before fighting at Gettysburg.  He was spared at Gettysburg, but later lost his life from wounds received at the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse on May 19, 1864.  He died in a Federal hospital from those wounds on May 30, 1864. 

Another similarity for both Ransom and Elvis is that both their graves were relocated to Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh after the Civil War.  Ransom was originally buried in the "Federal" Cemetery in Raleigh, off of Rock Quarry Road.  Elvis was originally buried in the small Confederate Section at Arlington National Cemetery.  It is not known whether Jonathan was originally buried in Oakwood at the time of his death or whether he was relocated at a later date. 



6th North Carolina Color Guard at Oakwood Cemetery


Oakwood Cemetery was established in 1869 as a final resting place for Raleigh's Confederate dead.   This was due to a threat from the Federals who occupied Raleigh following the Civil War.  Originally the Cemetery off of Rock Quarry Road, held the remains of both Union and Confederate Soldiers.  A decision was made to make that cemetery a "National" cemetery, meaning there was no room there for the Confederate dead.  Notices were posted in the local newspapers that the Confederates buried there were to be dis-intered and removed from the new "National" cemetery.  It is said that the occupying Federals threatened to leave the bodies of the Confederates in the road if they went unclaimed.  

The citizens of Raleigh were enraged.  Henry Mordecai came forward and donated two and a half acres for a Confederate Cemetery.  The bodies of the Confederate dead were dis-interred from the "National" cemetery and re-interred at Oakwood.  Ransom Green Nowell was one of these Confederates.



UDC Member laying a rose on Ransom Green Nowell's grave

 
In 1883, the Ladies Memorial Association had the remains of over 100 Confederates dis-interred and brought back to the South.  The remains of 107 Confederates originally buried at Arlington, were placed in 4 wooden coffins and re-interred at Oakwood Cemetery.  Elvis Green Adcock was one of those 107 men. 



Memorial Marker at Oakwood showing the 107 men who were relocated in 1883


I am honored to have three relatives buried in the Confederate Section at Oakwood.  Sadly, these two men represent only a small fraction of the men in my family that lost their life during the Civil War.  To date, I have found 82 men from my family that made the ultimate sacrifice for the Confederacy.  These 82 men ranged from Privates to Generals.  Some died from disease, others from wounds received in battle.  One even took his own life.  Many of these brave men lay in unmarked graves in cemeteries or battlefields.    

Below are the known Confederate casualties my family incurred during the Civil War in chronological order:

1)  Private George Trippe Stovall (4th cousin 5x removed) Company A, Georgia 8th Infantry Regiment.  Killed during the Battle of Manassas, July 21, 1861.  21 years old at the time of his death.

2)  Private John S. Skinner (1st cousin 4x removed) Company I, North Carolina 17th Infantry Regiment.  Died in defense of Fort Hatteras, August 1861.  24 years old at the time of his death. 

3)  Private Simeon Daniel (2nd cousin 5x removed) Company E, Georgia 20th Infantry Regiment.  Died in a Richmond, Virginia Hospital from disease, September 2, 1861.  26 years old at the time of his death.

4)  Private Rufus T. Moss (1st cousin 4x removed) Company E, North Carolina 23rd Infantry Regiment.  Died at Camp Ellis, Fairfax, Virginia from disease, September 14, 1861.  22 years old at the time of his death.

5)  Private Benjamin Franklin Wheeler (2nd Great Grand Uncle) Company E, North Carolina 23rd Infantry Regiment.  Died at home in Granville County of disease, November 24, 1861.  21 years old at the time of his death.


Grave of Benjamin Franklin Wheeler


6)  Brigadier General Philip St. George Cocke (6th cousin 6x removed) Virginia 5th Brigade.  Died at home from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head, December 26, 1861.  52 years old at the time of his death. 

Brigadier General Philip St. George Cocke

7) Sergeant James Wilson Fowler (5th cousin 3x removed)  Company E, South Carolina Hampton's Legion.  Died at Camp Wigfall, Virginia of typhoid pneumonia, December 28, 1861.  16 years old at the time of his death.  

Grave of James Wilson Fowler


8) Corporal James H. Crews (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Company F, Tennessee 3rd Infantry Regiment.  Killed in action during the Battle of Fort Donelson, February 15, 1862.  27 years old at the time of his death.

9)  Private William James Crews (2nd cousin 5x removed) Captain Barry's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery.  Killed in action during the Battle of Fort Donelson, February 15, 1862.  20 years old at the time of his death. 

10) Sergeant Robert A. Fowler (5th cousin 3x removed)  Company E, South Carolina Hampton's Legion.  Killed in the Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia, March 31, 1862.  21 years old at the time of his death.


Grave of Robert A. Fowler


11) Private Rufus Harrison Farrar (1st cousin 5x removed)  Company D/F, Robison's Tennessee 2nd Infantry (Walker's Legion).  Killed in action during the Battle of Shiloh, April 6, 1862.  36 years old at the time of his death.

12)  Private William Currin (1st cousin 5x removed)  Company I, North Carolina 23rd Infantry Regiment.  Died in a hospital in Richmond, Virginia from wounds received in battle, June 3, 1862.  34 years old at the time of his death. 

Private William Currin

13) Private Thornberry A. Green (3rd cousin 4x removed)  Company B, Georgia 12th Infantry Regiment.  Died from disease in camp at Brome Gap, Virginia.  41 years old at the time of his death.

14) Private Lemuel P. Hagood (1st cousin 5x removed)  Company C, North Carolina 12th Infantry Regiment.  Died from disease at Ridgeway, Warren County, North Carolina, June 24, 1862.  37 years old at the time of his death. 

15) Private James Adcock (2nd cousin 4x removed)  Company C, North Carolina 12th Infantry Regiment.  Died in a hospital in Richmond, Virginia from disease, June 26, 1862.  18 years old at the time of his death. 

16) 1st Sergeant James A. Vaden (2nd Great Grand Uncle)  Weisiger's Virginia 6th Infantry "Manchester Light Artillery".  Died at University Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia from wounds sustained at the Battle of Cross Keyes, June 30, 1862.  26 years old at the time of his death. 

17) Private Fleming Beasley (2nd cousin 6x removed)  Company D, North Carolina 12th Infantry Regiment.  Killed in action during the Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862.  20 years old at the time of his death. 

18) Private Tyree S. Sneed (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Company A, Virginia 53rd Infantry Regiment.  Died in Chimbarazo Hospital, Richmond, Virginia from disease.  July 3, 1862.  32 years old at the time of his death.

19) Private Augustus Speed Paschall (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Company K, Mississippi 17th Infantry Regiment. Died in a hospital in Richmond, Virginia, July 10, 1862.  28 years old at the time of his death.

20) Private William Thaddeus Usry  (3rd cousin 5x removed)  Company D, Alabama 10th Infantry Regiment.  Died in Richmond Hospital, July 31, 1861, from wounds recieved in the Battle of Gaines' Mills.  34 years old at the time of his death. 


William T. Usry lies in an unmarked grave in this row in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery

21) Josiah Daniel (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Guerrilla Fighter in Quantrill's raids.  Died from wounds sustained in the Battle of Lone Jack, Missouri, August 16, 1862.  18 years old at the time of his death. 

22) 1st Lieutenant Samuel Lawrence Paschall (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Company F, Mississippi 42nd Infantry Regiment.  Died in a hospital in Richmond from disease, Virginia, August 18, 1862.  He was 23 years old at the time of his death. 


1st Lieutenant Samuel Lawrence Paschall lies in an unmarked grave on this hill


23) Private Bailey Peyton Vaden (3rd cousin 4x removed) Company F, Arkansas 37th Infantry Regiment.  Died of disease while on furlough on his way home to Clark County, Arkansas, August 28, 1862.  24 years old at the time of his death.


Grave of Bailey Peyton Vaden


24)  Private Albert W. Usry  (3rd cousin 5x removed)  Company D, Alabama 10th Infantry Regiment.  Died from wounds received at the 2nd Battle of Manassas, September 9, 1862.  20 years old at the time of his death.

25) Private Forrester Stainback (2nd cousin 4x removed)  Company H, North Carolina 6th Infantry Regiment.  Died from disease at Camp Caswell, Caswell County, North Carolina, September 18, 1862.  20 years old at the time of his death. 

26) Private Lewis L. Daniel (1st cousin 5x removed)  Company I, North Carolina 23rd Infantry Regiment.  Died in a hospital in Richmond, Virginia from disease, September 23, 1862.  He was 24 years old at the time of his death.


Grave of Lewis L. Daniel

27) Private Pomfret Blackwell Frazier (1st cousin 5x removed)  Company G, North Carolina 30th Infantry Regiment.   Died from disease at Staunton, Virginia, November 14, 1862.  18 years old at the time of his death. 

29) Cullen Nowell (2nd cousin 6x removed)  Guerrilla Fighter in General Morgan's raid.  Died in Johnson's Island Prison Camp, Sandusky, Ohio, November 21, 1862.  He was 59 years old at the time of his death.


Marker for Cullen Nowell

30) Private Francis Marion Daniel (2nd cousin 5x removed) Company E, Georgia 46th Infantry.  Died in South Carolina from wounds sustained in battle, October 25, 1862.  He was 24 years old at the time of his death.

31) Brigadier General Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb (4th cousin 7x removed)  2nd Brigade, McLaw's Division.  Died from wound sustained during the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862.  39 years old at the time of his death. 

Brigadier General Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb

32) Private Robert B. Sneed (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Company A, Virginia 53rd Infantry Regiment.  Died at Chimbarazo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia from disease, December 21, 1862.  21 years old at the time of his death.

33) Private John Augustus Usry  (3rd cousin 5x removed)  Company D, Alabama 10th Infantry Regiment.  Killed in a skirmish near Farmville, Cumberland County, Virginia, December 21, 1862.  33 years old at the time of his death.


John Augustus Usry


34) Sergeant Thomas Jefferson Daniel (2nd cousin 5x removed) Company H, Alabama 47th Infantry Regiment.  Died at Camp Winder, Richmond, Virginia from typhoid fever, December 23, 1862.  29 years old at the time of his death.

35) Private Virgil Milton Paschall, Jr. (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Company E, Georgia 9th Infantry.  Killed in the Battle of Stones River, Tennessee, December 31, 1862.  24 years old at the time of his death.


Grave of Virgil Milton Paschall

36) Private John Satterwhite Daniel (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Company D, Alabama 13th Infantry Regiment.  Died in Richmond, Virginia in 1863.  19 years old at the time of his death.

37) Private Samuel James Noblin (1st cousin 5x removed)  Company E, Arkansas 38th Infantry Regiment.  Died in Randolph County, Arkansas from disease in 1863.  26 years old at the time of his death.

38) Private Rev. Reuben F. Nowell (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Company E, Arkansas 4th Infantry Battalion.  Died in White Plains, Arkansas from wounds received in battle, 1863.  28 years old at the time of his death.

39) Private George A. Blankenship (3rd cousin 5x removed)  Company B, North Carolina 29th Infantry Regiment.  Died from wounds received in the Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, January 2, 1863.  20 years old at the time of his death. 

40) Private Sylvester Sneed (2nd cousin 6x removed) Company E, North Carolina 47th Infantry Regiment.   Died in Confederate Hospital, Goldsboro, North Carolina, January 18, 1863, from unknown causes.  23 years old at the time of his death. 


Close-up of Sylvester's Name on Goldsboro Confederate Monument

Goldboro Confederate Monument

41) Private Miles M. Sneed (1st cousin 6x removed)  Company G, North Carolina 39th Infantry Regiment.  Killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee in a Railroad accident, January 24, 1863.  34 years old at the time of his death.

42) Private Pumphrey W. Adcock (2nd cousin 4x removed)  Company E, North Carolina 15th Infantry Regiment.  Died in a hospital in Lynchburg, Virgina from disease, February 6, 1863.  20 years old at the time of his death. 


Grave of Pumphrey W. Adcock

43) Corporal William H. H. Paschall (3rd cousin 4x removed) Company B, Arkansas 1st Cavalry.  Died in Arkansas City, Arkansas from wounds sustained in battle, February 16, 1863.  21 years old at the time of his death. 

44) Sergeant Major Henry Lucas Stovall (5th cousin 4x removed) Company H, Georgia 3rd Infantry Battalion.  Died in Rome, Georgia from typhoid fever, March 31, 1863.  19 years old at the time of his death. 

45) Private Stephen Spencer West (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Company I, North Carolina 23rd Infantry Regiment.  Killed during the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 2, 1863.  29 years old at the time of his death.


Private Stephen Spencer West

46) Private Alexander Hill (3rd cousin 5x removed) Company D, North Carolina 43rd Infantry Regiment.  Died in the Confederate Hospital in Lynchburg, Virginia from disease, June 21, 1863.  27 years old at the time of his death. 
 
47) Private John Thomas McCurry (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Company B, Georgia 60th Infantry Regiment.  Died at General Hospital, Camp Winder, Richmond, Virginia from pneumonia, June 20, 1863.   31 years old at the time of his death.  

48) Private Ransom Green Nowell (3rd cousin 5x removed) Company K, North Carolina 14th Infantry Regiment.  Killed in Action during the first day of fighting during the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863.  21 years old at the time of his death. 



My Father and I standing behind the grave of Ransom Green Nowell


49) Sergeant Winborn C. Davis (1st cousin 5x removed)  Company F, North Carolina 1st Infantry Regiment.  Died in a Federal Hospital from wounds sustained at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863.  23 years old at the time of his death. 



The small maker with the # 1 marks the final resting place of  Sergeant Winborn Davis

50) Private Thomas H. Currin (1st cousin 5x removed)  Company K, North Carolina 55th Infantry Regiment.  Killed in action during the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.  25 years old at the time of his death. 

51) Private Vaden Adams (3rd cousin 4x removed)  Company B, Virginia 13th Light Artillery Battalion.  Died in the Confederate General Hospital in Emory, Virginia from disease, July 4, 1863.  25 years old at the time of his death.

52) Brigadier General James Johnston Pettigrew (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Pettigrew's Brigade, Heth's Division.  Died at Bunker Hill, West Virginia from wounds received at Falling Waters, West Virginia, July 17, 1863.  35 years old at the time of his death. 


Brigadier General James Johnston Pettigrew

53) Private Jonathan Charles Hill (3rd cousin 5x removed)  Company D, North Carolina 43rd Infantry Regiment.  Died in the Confederate General Hospital in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina from disease, August 14, 1863.  31 years old at the time of his death.


Jonathan Charles Hill


54) Private Addison W. Nowell (4th cousin, 4x removed)  Company G, Georgia 42nd Infantry Regiment.  Killed in action during the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, September 16, 1863.  20 years old at the time of his death.

55) Private Phillip L. Crews (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Company E, Tennessee 3rd Infantry Regiment.  Killed in action during the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, September 19, 1863.  29 years old at the time of his death. 

56) Private William Lunsford Wheeler (2nd cousin 4x removed)  Company E, North Carolina 46th Infantry Regiment.  Died in a hospital in Richmond, Virginia from wounds sustained in the Bristoe Campaign, November 3, 1863.  21 years old at the time of his death.

57) Surgeon Joseph Barnett Stovall (3rd cousin 5x removed)  Company S, CSA Medical Staff Infantry Regiment.  Died at home in Granville County, North Carolina while on sick furlough, December 18, 1863.  26 years old at the time of his death.

58) Private Wiley Eden Dyer (2nd cousin 4x removed) Company F, Butler's South Carolina 1st Infantry Regulars.  Died in a hospital in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina from wounds sustained in defense of Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, December 28, 1863. 

59) Private William H. Overman (1st cousin 6x removed)  Company A, North Carolina 8th Infantry Regiment.  Died in General Hospital, Petersburg, Virginia from typhoid fever, January 5, 1864.  24 years old at the time of his death. 

60) Captain John King Cocke (2nd cousin 6x removed)  Company D, Ochiltree's Texas 18th Infantry Regiment.  Killed in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Mansfield, Louisiana, April 9, 1864.  33 years old at the time of his death.

61) Private John T. Stovall (3rd cousin 5x removed)  Company K, North Carolina 55th Infantry Regiment.  Killed in action during the Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, May 14, 1864.  19 years old at the time of his death.  

62) Private Fleming B. Currin (4th Great Grand Uncle)  Company B, North Carolina 12th Infantry Regiment.  Killed in action during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, May 22, 1864.  40 years old at the time of his death.

63) Private Arthur F. Nowell (3rd cousin 4x removed) Company E, Georgia 31st Infantry Regiment.  Died in Stanton U.S. General Hospital In Washington DC from complications from arm amputation following the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May 28, 1864.  28 years old at the time of his death. 




64) Private Elvis Green Adcock (2nd cousin 4x removed) Company C, North Carolina 12th Infantry Regiment.  Died in Stanton U.S. General Hospital In Washington DC from wounds sustained in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May 30, 1864.  22 years old at the time of his death.


Memorial at Oakwood for the 107 men who were relocated in 1883

65) 2nd Lieutenant Elias Sanders Dyer (2nd cousin 4x removed)  Company C, Georgia 16th Infantry Regiment.  Died at Camp Winder, Richmond, Virginia from wounds sustained at the Battle of the Wilderness, June 6, 1864.  34 years old at the time of his death.


2nd Lieutenant Elias Sanders Dyer

66) Corporal Raiford Holmes (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Company E, Mississippi 33rd Infantry Regiment.  Died from wounds sustained in the Battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 20, 1864.  24 years old at the time of his death.

67) Private Elisha B. Sneed (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Company K, Virginia 18th Infantry Regiment.  Died at Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia from disease, June 24, 1864.  20 years old at the time of his death. 

68) Private Ransom Harris Duke (1st cousin 5x removed)  Company B, North Carolina 4th Infantry Regiment.  Caputed May 12, 1864 at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.  Died at Point Lookout Prison, MD on August 4, 1864.  44 years old at the time of his death.


Point Lookout Prison circa 1863


69) Private William Henry Nowell (3rd cousin 5x removed)  Company H, North Carolina 31st Infantry Regiment.  Died in Elmira Prison Camp, Elmira, New York from bronchitis, August 29, 1864.  46 years old at the time of his death. 

Grave of William Henry Nowell

70) Private William Arnold Nowell (3rd cousin 4x removed)  Company L, Georgia 3rd Infantry Regiment.  Died from wounds sustained in the defense of the Macon Armory, October 3, 1864.  46 years old at the time of his death. 


Grave of William Arnold Nowell

71) Private Loton P. Meadows  (2nd cousin 4x removed)  Company D, North Carolina 12th Infantry Regiment.  Died on the way home from Fort Delaware after being an exchanged prisoner of war.  Sometime after his November 1, 1864 exchange.  22 years old at the time of his death.  

72) Private Leroy Sanford Daniel (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Company H, Alabama 47th Infantry Regiment.  Died at home in Chambers, Alabama from rubella, November 4, 1864.  19 years old at the time of his death. 

Grave of Leroy Sanford Daniel

73) Private Clarence Ruffin Broadwell (husband of 3rd cousin 5x removed)  Company K, North Carolina 12th Infantry Regiment.  Died in Elmira Prison Camp, Elmira, New York, November 10, 1864.  41 years old a the time of his death. 

74) Private Elam Arrington Harris (5th cousin, 4x removed)  Company A, North Carolina 7th Infantry Regiment.  Died in Richmond Hospital presumably from disease, sometime after December 11, 1864.  19 years old at the time of his death.

75) Corporal Thomas Pinkney Paschall (1st cousin 6x removed)  Company C, Alabama 53rd Partisan Rangers.  Died at Camp Chase Prison Camp, Columbus, Ohio, January 26, 1865.  32 years old at the time of his death. 

76) Private Wyatt Currin (1st cousin 6x removed)  Company I, North Carolina 23rd Infantry Regiment.  Died at Elmira Prison Camp, Elmira, New York from variola, February 13, 1865.  36 years old at the time of his death.

77) Captain Alfred Brown Bryant (3rd cousin 5x removed)  Company B, South Carolina Holcombe's Legion.  Killed in Battle near Petersburg, Virginia, March 25, 1865.  37 years old at the time of his death.


Grave of Narcissa Lipscomb Bryant, wife of Captain Alfred Brown Bryant, notating his burial


78) Private Drewry T. Davis (1st cousin 5x removed)  Company F, North Carolina 1st Infantry Regiment.  Died at Elmira Prison Camp, Elmira, New York from disease, March 27, 1865.  29 years old at the time of his death. 

79) Private Thomas Jefferson Wheeler (2nd cousin 4x removed)  Company I, North Carolina 63rd Regiment/5th North Carolina Cavalry.  Died from wounds sustained in the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House, March 31, 1865.  32 years old at the time of his death. 

80) Sergeant Robert D. Stovall (2nd cousin 5x removed)  Company E, Mississippi 16th Infantry Regiment.  Died from wounds received in the Siege of Petersburg, April 3, 1865.  27 years old at the time of his death. 

81) Private James Henderson Nowell (3rd cousin 5x removed)  Company F, North Carolina 47th Infantry Regiment.   Died in Hart's Island Prison Camp, Hart's Island, New York, May 21, 1865.  43 years old at the time of his death. 

Grave of James Henderson Nowell


82) Private Hugh Shaw (3rd cousin 5x removed)  Company E, North Carolina 47th Infantry Regiment.  Died of unknown causes as a POW at Hart's Island Prison Camp, Hart's Island, New York, June 10, 1865.  42 years old at the time of his death. 

3 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great post! And great photos. I came across your blog while researching North Carolina at Gettysburg. I was at Antietam / Sharpsburg and Gettysburg on May 10, wish I would have remembered the day so I could have paid homage. I have Union ancestors, though :-)

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  2. I was doing a web search for pics of Confederate flags. How odd to see a picture of me on Confederate Memorial Day.

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  3. Pvt. Hill and I are 4th cousins - it seems you and I are kin. Holler sometime - creiglovelace@gmail.com

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