Civil War Biographies
Americans are in the midst of remembering the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States/Civil War. There are no criteria for your submission. It would help, however, if you include the soldier’s parents’ names, the unit he may have served with and whether it is a Confederate or Union regiment. You may include as much or as little detail as you wish. Here is one example:
"STRALEY, David B(enton), 21, born 6 July 1842, Lewis County, son of George and Margaret (ROBY) STRALEY and brother to Asa K. STRALEY, Co. K, 15th West Virginia Infantry; 5'10", fair complexion, black eyes, black hair; farmer; enlisted 16 August 1862, Weston, in Company D, 15th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry (Union); mustered 8 September 1862, Wheeling; sick in hospital Cumberland 20 August 1863 - muster October 1863; admitted to hospital again of 4 August 1864; transferred to Fort Federal Hill, Baltimore, 1 September 1864; arrived from hospital 10 September 1864; KIA w/gunshot wound in head, 19 September, Third Battle of Winchester; believed to be buried in Winchester National Cemetery in unmarked grave. Efforts to get him a federal military marker have proved futile to date (December 2011) because I need to prove his remains were located there."
I have a great deal more information on this soldier and could write a story about him. If you want to submit a story about your soldier(s) or family members otherwise involved or affected by the war, that is ok too. You may also submit a picture. I will be adding these to the page also.
Send your story and/or pictures to Joy
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