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John Christian Lash
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Birth: Mar. 31, 1840
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1862
Petersburg City
Virginia, USA

His father, Dr. Lash built a spectacular three-story, 18-room Victorian mansion topped with a bell-shaped turret and complete with a wine cellar, recreation room, summerhouse, eight to 10 chimneys and water fountain.
He named the plantation "Walnut Cove" for the thick groves of walnut trees along the Town Fork a few hundred yards from the main house.
John was a Confederate Soldier
21st Infantry Regiment
He died in a hospital in Petersburg, Va.
The 21st N.C. Infantry Regiment, formerly the 11th Volunteers, was a twelve company command organized at Danville, Virginia, in June, 1861.
Men of this unit were recruited in Davidson, Surry, Forsyth, Stokes, Rockingham, and Guilford counties. It was assigned to General Trimbles', Hokes', Godwins' and W.G. Lewis' Brigade.
After taking part in the Battle of First Manassas and Jacksons' Valley operations, the 21st participated in many conflicts of the army from the Seven Days' Battle to Bristoe. It was then involved in the engagements at Plymouth, Drewrys Bluff and Cold Harbor, marched with Jubal Early to the Shenandoah Valley and saw action around Appomattox.
The unit sustained 80 casualties at First Winchester, 13 at Cross Keys and Port Republic, 45 during the Seven Days' Battle, 51 at Groveton, 18 at Sharpsburg, and 24 at Fredericksburg. It lost 78 at Chancellorsville, twenty-eight percent of the 436 at Gettysburg, and 52 at Plymouth. In April, 1865, it surrendered with 6 officers and 117 men of which only 40 were armed. 
Family links: 
  William Alexander Lash (1798 - 1877)
  Ann Powell Hughes Lash (1806 - 1888)
  Mary Letitia Lash Dillard (1836 - 1883)*
  Sarah J. Lash (1838 - 1849)*
  John Christian Lash (1840 - 1862)
*Calculated relationship
Note: His stone is broken into three pieces.
Lash Cemetery
Walnut Cove
Stokes County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: deegraver
Record added: Jun 18, 2011
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John Christian Lash
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