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Thomas Zebudee Cockrell
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1839
Missouri, USA
Death: May 3, 1863
Spotsylvania County
Virginia, USA

He gave his life, a sacrifice to liberty and country on the battlefield of Chancellorsville. His friends and relatives remember with sadness and affection his kindness, fidelity, purity, and his rare virtues now lost to them and to earth for ever and his country mourns the loss of one of the noblest of the brave...

A letter by him;

North'd Co Virg.
Jan. 14th 1859

Dear Stranna & Sarah

I take up my pen after a long delay to write you a few lines, hoping that you will excuse me for not writing to you before this. I would have written but you remember what I told you when we parted at Cap??Aug is, that it wasn't necessary for us to corespond until I had determined whether I would remain in Mo until spring or not, and if I did, that I would write to you from there and if I did not; that you need not excpect a letter from me until I was safe at home. Now I am at home and well, and hope these few lines may find you both looking pretty sharp. I left home in Missouri on Monday before Christmas, and got here on Christmas day. Finding all the family here well. When I left home all the folks were well. We had a letter from James a short time before I left - he said that he had a notion of coming down the states again to live as he had an offer of $2500 Dollars for his farm. I would like very much for you all to be able to live near together so that when I started to see you all that I would not have so much trouble. I wish I had something of interest to write you but -time and so dull that I dont have much. So you will have to put up with a little this time and look for more news next. Lyttleton hasn't determined yet whether he will go to Mo. or not. He hasn't any little ones yet and no prospect of ever having any so he says. I am rather inclined myself to think that he will remain here as I don't think his wife's kind folks would be willing for him to leave. I must now close by telling you that our kind folks are all well, and crops of wheat look fine. You must write soon and let me hear all the news. Kiss the baby for and make Bill dance a gigg. from Your Brother, Thomas Zebudee

Roseland Cemetery
Northumberland County
Virginia, USA
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Jun 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71894447
Thomas Zebudee Cockrell
Added by: MGBVA
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Originally buried in the Flood Point Graveyard on Flood point Farm, Ophelia, reinterred at Roseland
 Added: Feb. 8, 2012
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten!
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Aug. 21, 2011
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Brave Confederate Soldier who Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Aug. 12, 2011
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