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American Civil War Soldiers

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    Corp. (USA) John Demuth Barnitz (1831 - 1913)
    John and Jacob were twins Civil War Veteran for Pennsylvania; Promoted to Corporal on October 1, 1864 - wounded at Hatcher's Run, Va. on February 6, 1865 - discharged by General Order on May 19, 1865.*...
  • (CSA), McDonald C. Deaton (1841 - 1910)
    McDonald Deaton and his wife have CSA pension applications online in the Georgia Archives virtual vault. He gives DOB as July 28, 1839 in Hall county, GA and says he enlisted in 1863 in Chickamauga wit...
  • CSA Samuel W Holt (1832 - 1863)
    Five of the Holt brothers fought for the confederacy during the Civil War. Enlistment information on four of them can be found here: A story about Samuel W Holt can be found here: Samuel W. Hol...
  • Louis Graben (1829 - 1908)
    Passage to America paid by working on the ship. Brought his mother's Bible and a little money. It took 46 days to cross the Atlantic Ocean to New York City. Worked with the railroad from New York to Ch...
  • Lt. Col. Charles Scott Venable (CSA) (1827 - 1900)
    Educator Joined Congaree Rifles in 1860 as 2nd Lt. Saw action at Ft. Sumter, Battle of Manassas, Battle of Gettysburg Later appointed to Gen. Lee's staff After the war he was elected to Chair...

This project is created to honor lives lost in the American Civil War as well as those who fought and led to establishing the America we have today.

Roughly 2% of the population, an estimated 620,000 men, lost their lives in the line of duty. ( Civil War Trust The war began when the Confederates bombarded Union soldiers at Fort Sumter, South Carolina on April 12, 1861. The war ended in Spring, 1865. Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865.

The first four names added to this project were brothers from Belmont County, Ohio: Corp. William White (1835 - 1862), Thomas R. White (b. - 1864),Pvt. Samuel White (1833 - 1862),Sgt. Nathan J. White (1837 - 1862).

The next soldier added, Lt. George De Kay was killed at only 18years old and served with Distinction and Honor!

Click on Photos, on the right, to see a map of Civil War Battles.