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Pvt Albert Conway Thrasher
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1819
Morgan (Haralson County)
Haralson County
Georgia, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 1864
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

CSA, Private, Company C, 66th Georgia Infantry

The 66th Infantry Regiment [also called 65th Regiment] was organized at Atlanta, Georgia, during the summer of 1863. It was assigned to Wilson's, C.H. Stevens', and H.R. Jackson's Brigade, participated in the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Atlanta to Nashville, and ended the war in North Carolina. In December, 1863, this regiment contained 513 men and 419 arms but was greatly reduced when it surrendered on April 26, 1865. Its commanders were Colonel J. Cooper Nisbet, Lieutenant Colonel A.S. Hamilton, and Major R. Newton Hull.

Albert was captured at Decatur, Alabama, Oct 28, 1864, and sent to Camp Douglas, Illinois, prison. Died there of chronic diarrhoea December 14, 1864. He was originally buried in the Chicago City Cemetery but was reinterred with all the Confederate soldiers after the war in Oak Woods Cemetery.

Husband of Lucy Marbury Greer (20 Aug 1825-29 Mar 1885).

Note: One of 6,000 Confederate soldiers buried here who died as Prisoners of War at Camp Douglas in Chicago.

(special thanks to W. C. Daniel #47660521 for link to parents)

(special thanks to Kenneth Fawcett #47606610 for middle name) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  David Thrasher (1796 - 1882)
  Mary Hughey Thrasher (1798 - 1863)
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Barton Thrasher (1816 - 1871)*
  Albert Conway Thrasher (1819 - 1864)
  Louisa Clementine Thrasher Vandigriff (1824 - 1904)*
  Joseph Armstrong Thrasher (1825 - 1857)*
  William Wilson Thrasher (1829 - 1917)*
  James Cloud Thrasher (1830 - 1879)*
  Mary Odum Thrasher Scott (1831 - 1915)*
  David Hughey Thrasher (1832 - 1890)*
  Martha Caroline Thrasher Greer (1837 - 1863)*
  Elizabeth Susan Thrasher Sammon (1839 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Woods Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Martha Reid 19 UDC
Originally Created by: The Late Great Gramma T
Record added: Apr 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19064347
Pvt Albert Conway Thrasher
Added by: Martha Reid 19 UDC
 
Pvt Albert Conway Thrasher
Added by: Martha Reid 19 UDC
 
Pvt Albert Conway Thrasher
Added by: Martha Reid 19 UDC
 
 
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- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Feb. 16, 2014
Thank you for your Confederate service. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Nov. 24, 2010

- Debbie
 Added: Oct. 8, 2009
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