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Capt John F. S. Van Bokkelen
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jun. 22, 1863
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

Resided in New Hanover County,
N.C. and appointed 2nd Lt at age
19 to rank from May 16, 1861, in
the 3rd Regiment North Carolina
Infantry, Company D. Promoted to
1st Lt to rank from April 26,
1862, and promoted to Captain to
rank from Sept 17, 1862. Wounded
at Chancellorsville, Virginia,
May 3, 1863. Admitted to hospial
June 3, 1863 at Richmond, VA,
where he died on June 22, 1863,
of "int. fever.
From Sprunts Chronicles: Left
Harvard College in 1861 and
returned to Wilmington, where he
aided in raising a company which
was assigned to the 3rd N.C. as
Company D. Edward Savage was
the Captain. He served through
the Seven Days Battles around
Richmond and at Sharpsburg,
Fredericksburg, and Chancellors
ville with conspicnous bravery.
It was with genuine grief that
the death of Captain Van
Bokkelen was announced to the
regiment while on the march in
the campaign of 1863. He was
universally popular and almost
idolized by his own men. To him,
probably more than any other
officer, was due the high morale
which the Company attained. His
surviving classmates of Jewett's
school still remember the
sterling character of this
worthy son of the Cape Fear,
who was generally beloved for
his unselfish, kindly nature
and genial humor. 
 
Burial:
Oakdale Cemetery
Wilmington
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section E, Lots 22/26
 
Created by: Wayne Carver
Record added: Mar 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8554826
Capt John F. S. Van Bokkelen
Added by: River Rat (Inactive)
 
 
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Rest in Peace Sir!
- Herbert Rickards
 Added: May. 16, 2004

- Abbi
 Added: Apr. 26, 2004
 
 
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