|Birth: ||Aug. 13, 1841|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1862|
Junius Cullen Battle was killed in the Civil War; died Oct. 2, 1852, at South Mountain, Maryland, following an amputation. (The Battle of South Mountain, aka The Battle of Boonsboro Gap)
Died, Junius Cullen Battle, son of Judge Battle, in Middletown, Maryland in the early morning of 2nd October last. His left ankle had been shattered by a minie ball at South Mountain on Sunday, 14th September. Having been taken prisoner he was carried into Middletown on the evening of the same day. The wound rendered amputation necessary. Afterwards, the young soldier seemed to be recuperating but unfavorable symptoms came on and having lingered several days, he died. His parents have the consolation of knowing that he was kindly and skillfully attended to during his decline; that he was tenderly nursed by ladies of Maryland and that his last hours were measured by his faith. Two brief notes have been received by Judge Battle from the ladies who watched over him and tended to him. They afford glimpses of scenes around his couch for which the judge is extremely grateful. Young Battle had been reared in the quiet village of Chapel Hill and at the time of his death was in his 22nd year. He had been privileged to attain the whole of his education under the eye of a devoted mother and thus it was that his personal gallantry and good intellect were graced even to manhood by a rare and admirable candor and modesty. The war found him teaching in Oxford and a sense of duty to North Carolina carried him into the army. Like many of his class mates, he had no commission in the service and entered as a private. His frequent letters exhibited him in a very amiable light. The hardships which he was called to endure brought no complaint from him—he found no fault with his superiors and for a long time made no allusion to the ill health which followed him so generally during the year and a half of his connection in the army and which at last prevented him from rallying under the effects of his wound. An officer in an Alabama regiment, personally a stranger to him, had been confined in a house near that in which Junius lay wounded. Returning towards home, he conveyed to his family the earliest news of his death. This gentleman had been impressed by hearing that a young man named Battle had attracted the esteem and love of those attending him and that he was passing such time as he could redeem from the distractions of his wound and the weariness of exhausted nature in reading to the crowd of Confederate and Federal wounded around him. After some days, he was told that the young man had died.
---North Carolina Standard, Raleigh, NC; November 19, 1862
William Horn Battle (1802 - 1879)
Lucy Martin Plummer Battle (1805 - 1874)
Julian Plummer Battle (1826 - 1827)*
Joel Dossey Battle (1828 - 1858)*
Susan Catharine Battle (1830 - 1867)*
Kemp Plummer Battle (1831 - 1919)*
William Horn Battle (1833 - 1893)*
Richard Henry Battle (1835 - 1912)*
Thomas Devereux Battle (1837 - 1838)*
Junius Cullen Battle (1841 - 1862)
Wesley Lewis Battle (1843 - 1863)*
Junis, Born Aug. 13th 1841. Died Oct. 2nd 1862, near South Mountain, Md.
Lewis, Born October 13th 1843. Died Aug. 22nd 1863 at Gettysburg, Pa.
Lovely and pleasant on their lives, and on their deaths, this they were not divided.
Junius Cullen and Wesley Lewis, sons of William H. and Lucy M. Battle
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Battle, Plot 8
Created by: D & D Fletcher
Record added: Jul 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73148796