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Pvt Azariah Denny
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Birth: Apr. 8, 1844
Death: Jun. 6, 1864

Pvt. Co. C, 21st Regiment, NCTroops, CSA

Azariah was a Confederate Soldier. He was killed in the Battle of Cold Harbor in the Civil War. Giles Whitaker, a neighbor of the Denny family and a chaplain in the Confederate Army, wrote Joel, Azariah's father, a letter, appropriately edged in black, about the tragedy. This letter was kept for many years in the David Denny family after Joel died. Whitaker's account revealed that Azariah had attempted to make a dash from one fence-rail barricade to another, but was shot down before he reached safety. This information is from the "Surry County Heritage Book, Vol. 1".



Azariah Denny
Residence Surry County NC; 18 years old.
Enlisted on 8/14/1862 as a Private.
On 8/14/1862 he mustered into "C" Co. NC 21st Infantry
(date and method of discharge not given)
He was listed as:
POW 5/3/1863 Chancellorsville, VA
Confined 5/5/1863 Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC (Estimated day)
Confined 5/7/1863 Fort Delaware, DE
Arrived 5/23/1863 City Point, VA (For exchange; no further records)
Paroled 5/23/1863


There is another memorial for Azariah on the "Denny Cemetery" which is the same as this but I found that there were several Denny cemeteries in Surry Co. around Pilot Mountain and am trying to separate them accordingly 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joel Denny (1813 - 1896)
  Nancy Boaz Jones Denny (1819 - 1908)
 
 Siblings:
  John Denny (1840 - 1910)*
  Elizabeth Denny Flinchum (1841 - 1926)*
  Gabriel Denny (1842 - 1927)*
  Azariah Denny (1844 - 1864)
  Carey Bird Denny (1846 - 1921)*
  Rosanna Boaz Denny Key (1850 - 1912)*
  David Jones Denny (1861 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Joel Denny Family Cemetery
Shoals
Surry County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Colleen Sanders Broyles
Record added: Jun 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54084039
Pvt Azariah Denny
Added by: Bob Carter
 
 
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- T.A.S.
 Added: Mar. 31, 2012

- Colleen Sanders Broyles
 Added: Jun. 3, 2011

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 Added: Dec. 6, 2010
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