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Col John Roberts Alrich
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Birth: Aug. 11, 1830
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1907
Spotsylvania County
Virginia, USA

Company E "Mercer Cavalry" of Spotsylvania County, 9th Virginia Cavalry, W.H.F. Lee's Brigade, Fitz. Lee's Division, Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Residence Chancellorsville, Va.; a 31 year-old Farmer.
Enlisted on 3/5/1862, he was mustered into "E" Co. VA 9th Cavalry at Camp King George, King George County, as a Private.
Detailed Sept & Oct 1862 thru Jan & Feb 1863 Rolls as courier for General J.E.B. Stuart.
Detailed Mar & April thru May & June 1864 Rolls at Cavalry Corps Headquarters as Ordnance Sergt.
Detailed July & Aug 1864 Roll with General Hampton.
Detailed Sept & Oct 1864 Roll at Cavalry Corps Headquarters as Ordnance Sergt.

His home was in the midst of the Chancellorsville Battlefield. Married 1st to Jane, 2nd to Ann Prudence Decker; Partner in Decker & Alrich (plows, etc.) located at 407-409 Commerce Street, Fredericksburg, Va. He was also a member of the Wilderness Grange and Conservatives local political party.

The 9th Cavalry Regiment was formed in January, 1862, using the 1st Battalion Virginia Cavalry as its nucleus. Its companies were from the counties of Stafford, Caroline, Westmoreland, Lancaster, Essex, Spotsylvania, Lunenburg, King William, King George, and Richmond.
It fought in the Seven Days' Battles, the conflicts at Gainesville, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Dumfries, Rapidan Station, Brandy Station, Upperville, Hanover, Gettysburg, Williamsport, Funkstown, Culpeper Court House, Bristoe, Mine Run, The Wilderness, and Todd's Tavern. Later it skirmished around Richmond and Petersburg, then was active in the Appomattox operations.

 (bio by: BigFrench) 
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  Jane Frazier Alrich (1830 - 1864)
  Ann Prudence Decker Alrich (1836 - 1928)
  Samuel Wessel Alrich (1854 - 1927)*
*Calculated relationship
Confederate Cemetery
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 8, Lot 156, Grave 3
Created by: BigFrench
Record added: Jun 15, 2005
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Col John Roberts Alrich
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Col John Roberts Alrich
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Col John Roberts Alrich
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