J A Brammer

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J A Brammer - From Raleigh Although np official tabulation...
From Raleigh Although np official tabulation has been made, 33 Raleigh County soldiers are knowa to havt died or been killed during the Civil · War. Judge W. A. Riffe, Raleigh County historian, lists 30 Confederate and three Union soldiers who died while in service. Several of these men, reported ?s missing, arc presumed to have been killed. Predominately Confederate in sentiment, several hundred county men enlisted; during the war. Union prison camps and disease took more lives than did bullets of enemy guns. Camp Chase at Columbus, Ohio, and other nc- torious Union prison camps cost . the lives of a number of Raleigh "* County men, but bad sanitary conditions and malnutrition killed many more. Only three Union soldiers from Raleigh County are listed as dying in service. They are Andrew and. Daniel Cook, brothers, who died of disease while serving with the Eighth Virginia Infantry, and John Maxwell, who died in ser-vice. Confederate soldiers from the county who failed to teturn were: Peter Davis, killed by "Bush- . whackers" while returning home after the war; Jackson Williams, killed at Battle of Cloyd's Farm; John W. Bailey, missing in action; Richard McVey, died at Mobile, Ala. George Snuffer, son of. Qwen Snuffer, killed at Battle of Mai- vern Hill in 1862; George Snuffer, son of Cyrus Snuffer, died in camp hospital at Staunton, Va,; James O'Neal, died in prison camp; William Pittrnan, died in prison camp; Isaac. Prince, died of disease at Bowling Green, Ky.; John Ward, died of disease as result of war. Hughes Warden, missing in action; Alexander Davis, died in prison csmp; John Fmk, died in service at White Sulphur Springs; Benjamin Mankin, died in prison camp; John Rowzee Peyton, killed by Confederate deserters in Roanoke County, Va., in 1862; .lonzy (Elide):-Biggs, killed at ort Donelsori, Term.; John Brammer, died in service. Lewis Cook, killed a^ Fort Donelson while replacing flag on brt;. Floyd Furrow, died in prison camp; Jonathan Gray, died- in Fort Douglas Prison, Chicago; James Halstead, died of disease in service; Rufus Hawley, killed ~m battle; Terrell Hawley, killed in.battle. ; ; Edward Henderson, died in service; Eldridge Henderson, died in ?ervice; Oryille Henderson, died in service; Ida D. Hurt, died in service; -Samyel Lester, died in" winter-:'o£'.i$$l .pf measles; Jerry Meadows, killed at last battle of Winchester, VaJ, Sept. 19, 186*. Four- "local Confederates reported as wounded during the war were.: Alder-son Bailey, Battle of Clpyd's Farm; Hugh Farmer, lost eg at Clark House fight in 1862; lieutenant James A. Brammer, ost leg at New Market, Va., M?? 15, 1864; Jonathan ;Brammer, lost

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  1. Beckley Post-Herald,
  2. 26 Aug 1950, Sat,
  3. Page 51

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