|Birth: ||Jun. 21, 1843|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1864|
North Carolina, USA
David was a son of Peter Douw Wemple and Eliza (Davis) Wemple. The Wemple's had 4 sons serve in The Civil War.
David was killed aboard the U.S.S. Juanita when a 100 pound Parrott Rifle he was standing behind burst at the breech, wounding him severly. The gun was being fired against Fort Fisher.
The following is a portion of a letter David wrote to his parents on December 14, 1864:
"Dear Father and Mother, We are on our way to Wilmington where we will most likely have a fight and perhaps a bad one. Of course all of us must stand our chances in the fight, of being killed or wounded, and consequently I will. Should the fortunes of war deprive me of this life I would simply say that I will go willingly for the dear, dear old flag that protects me. I should prefer living to see this rebellion put down and our dear country once more enjoying peace and quiet, but if it is necessary I am willing to go now, and beg you all to give me up willingly for our country and mourn not my loss, but rather rejoice that I died in a glorious cause - Our Country! Let not my loss decrease your patriotism but let it increase it and willingly sacrifice all for our country and flag."
Lieut. Wemple is buried alongside his brother Capt. Adam Z. Wemple
Peter Douw Wemple (1807 - 1875)
Eliza Davis Wemple (1814 - 1858)
Adam Zeily Wemple (1834 - 1863)*
John Hamilton Wemple (1836 - 1894)*
Anna Maria Wemple LaGrange (1841 - ____)*
David Duane Wemple (1843 - 1864)
Rachel Cecelia Wemple (1845 - 1845)*
Alferd Webster Wemple (1854 - 1941)*
Emerald Grove Cemetery
Plot: lot 8 grave 4
Created by: Sue
Record added: Jun 01, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11075373