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Pvt Richard S Cogdell
Birth: 1839
Rutherford County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1863
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

On November 11, 1861 Uncle Richard enlisted in Company I, 38th Regiment of the NC Troops as a private for a 12 month period. The muster roll dated 31 December 1861, at Camp Mangum, indicates he was 6'1" and a farmer who was born in Rutherford County, NC. Sometime during the period of November and December of 1862 he was absent, sent home on a sick furlough, but was back on duty for the January and February 1863 period. He was present for March and April, then again for May and June, he died July 1, 1863, in the first battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

The 38th was part of Scales' Brigade, along with the 13th, 16th, 22nd & 34th North Carolina Regiments. Uncle Richard was one of the 169 solders from the Brigade who gave their lives at Gettysburg.

On daughter Eliza's death certificate, her father is listed as unknown. I must admit to being upset at the statement, and set about to find his grave.

Assuming he was not brought home for burial, that left only one place, Gettysburg. After many letters, phone calls and e-mail messages, I finally found some information on the Confederate soldiers who were buried at Gettysburg. Many were unidentified. In 1872 the CSA soldiers were disinterred at Gettysburg; some were moved to the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia and some were moved to Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, NC. All those who were reinterred at Oakwood were identified and Uncle Richard was not among them. The director of the Confederate Museum, in Richmond, has verified that Uncle Richard was not among those identified at those who were identified at Hollywood.

We think it safe to assume Eliza's father is buried in an unmarked grave in the Hollywood Cemetery.

Family links: 
  Thomas Cogdell (1795 - 1882)
  Rebecca Horn Cogdell (1803 - ____)
  Mary Ann D Hamrick Cogdell (1845 - 1909)
  Eliza Ann Cogdell Cogdell (1860 - 1939)*
  Nancy Susan Cogdell Powell (1829 - 1918)*
  Allen C Cogdell (1833 - 1902)*
  Elizabeth V "Betsie" Cogdell McKinney (1834 - ____)*
  Didemia Cogdell Parker (1836 - ____)*
  Manerva Cogdell Green (1837 - ____)*
  Richard S Cogdell (1839 - 1863)
  Adney C Cogdell (1842 - 1922)*
  Sarah Henderson "Sally" Cogdell Davis (1842 - 1917)*
  Perry Green "Ped" Cogdell (1845 - 1927)*
  Margaret "Maggie" Cogdell Weaver (1847 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Unmarked Grave
Created by: Judith Parker-Proctor
Record added: Jan 01, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8231355
Pvt Richard S Cogdell
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