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From: "Karen Wood" <>
Subject: [VAHENRIC] Civil war death at Fort Monroe (?Richmond?)- David C Colbert
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 17:21:59 -0500
As long as we're talking cemeteries and civil war death's, I had a great
uncle who died in 1865, from what I can tell at Fort Monroe. He appears to
have been hospitalized in Newport News as well as Petersburg, from one time
to another, for chronic diarrhea. The family, for years, told me this man
was poisoned by the union army, but I don't think that was the case.
He had brought his brother's body home for burial in 1863, but I don't
believe his body was returned home for burial. This was my great
grandfather's brother, who was considerably older than my
greatgrandmother(his wife), who lived until 1963, so her perceptions and the
stories changed over the years. Records from the National Archives state;
Info from National Archive Records.3. ; Petersburg General Hospital with
diarrhea June 3 /64
David C. Pvt Co C2 Enl 6-22-61 Richmond , with Taylor, 1 yr sick Nov 62; 10
day furlo to take brother nathan's body home to Pittsyl. July 16, 1863.
(Nathan buried on farm at Deer View Rd.-died at Chaffin's Farm (whereever
that might be??)
General Hosp. Petersburg with diarrhea Jun 3 1864, to duty 6-13/63; Pres.
Aug 64-2/65. Captured at Farmville Apr 5/65. Oath at Newport News 6/14.
Died there of diarrhea 7-1-65,
complexion fair, eyes bl, hair lt.
Other records state he died at Fort Monroe, but I don't know if that's in
Newport News or Richmond.
If anyone has a listing of civil war burials and might know where to look
for David C Colbert, or David Colbert, I'd appreciate a hint.
Thanks in advance
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