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Pvt John Wesley Culp
Birth: 1839
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1863
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Confederate Soldier. He was born and raised in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, but enlisted in Company B, 2nd Virginia Infantry of the Confederate Army at Harper's Ferry, Virginia on April 20, 1861. He was captured in March/April 1862 while on furlough and later exchanged. As a member of the Stonewall Brigade he stormed the Union position on Culp's Hill (his uncle farm) on the morning of July 3rd and was killed. Members of his regiments told his family where he fell, but his body was never recovered. It has been speculated that his body was recovered and buried in the local Evergreen Cemetery in the family plot, or it may still be buried somewhere on Culp's Hill. It is also possible that his remains were reinterred in a southern cemetery after the war listed as unknown. Local legend says that he is still buried on Culp's Hill. (bio by: Ethan F. Bishop) 
 
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 Parents:
  Esaias Jesse Culp (1805 - 1861)
  Margaret Ann Sutherland Culp (1807 - 1856)
 
 Siblings:
  William E. Culp (1831 - 1882)*
  Anne Culp Myers (1834 - 1890)*
  John Wesley Culp (1839 - 1863)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Lost After the Battle of Gettysburg
*Alleged or in dispute
 
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Record added: Oct 29, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5907987
Pvt John Wesley Culp
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Pvt John Wesley Culp
Added by: Ethan F. Bishop
 
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