There is so much being written right now about the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. I'd like to honor those in our family who paid the ultimate sacrifice during this war. I’m sure there are others in our family who also died during the conflict whom I just haven’t located or documented.
Here is our list:
FRAMPTON, Hiram – age 30 - died Jul 1864 - Prisoner of War
GILLEN, John – age 21 - died 31 Dec 1862 - Killed in action at Stones River in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
HUMPHRIES, Richard F. – age 20 - Killed in action, probably in Spotsylvania, Virginia 1864
LUNSFORD, Pleasant – age 22 - Killed in action at the Battle of Guyandotte 10 Nov 1861
McKNIGHT, Anthony – age 26 - Died of Typhoid Fever during his service on 2 Jul 1862
There were many of our family members who served during the Civil War and survived. Some became sick during their service and died of their illnesses sometime after the war.
This was a terrible conflict that took 620,000 lives. I know that most, if not all, of us have family who were affected by this war.
Please share your stories with me either on your own blog or a comment on this post.
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