|Death: ||Jun. 15, 1864|
Sergt Co I 19th Michigan Infantry.
2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps.
Sgt. Clay's home town was Royalton, MI. Enlisted in company I, Nineteenth Infantry, as Corporal, Aug. 13, 1862, at Royalton, for 3 years, age 22. Killed in action at Golgotha [Gilgal Church], Ga., June 15, 1864.
-Record of service of Michigan volunteers in the ... v.19
Originally buried near Pine Mt.
-U.S., Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries
"On the 19th [May], the Regiment made another charge at Cassville, losing 1 [Sharpe] killed, 4 wounded. They were engaged again at New Hope Church on the 25th [May], losing an additional 5 killed, 47 wounded. On the 10th. [?] of June they were engaged yet another time at Golgotha [Gilgal] Church, losing 4 killed, 9 wounded."
- Regimental History
I believe I have identified Charles Crippen of the 19th Michigan as well in a grave marked as Unknown U.S. Soldier, H-8747. Clay and Crippen are two of the 4 KIA at Gilgal Church on June 15, 1864.
There are three men buried next to each other in Section G who were killed in the action at Gilgal Church, L.B. Griffin G-8254 and G.R. McRitchey G-5255.
19th Memorial in Woodmere Cemetery in Michigan
Marietta National Cemetery
Created by: Janet
Record added: May 27, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19552558
Added: Jun. 15, 2010