|Death: ||Jan. 1, 1864|
Appleby enlisted in New Orleans, La. into Co. "I", 1st Kentucky Infantry, on 2 May 1861. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 12 July 1861. The unit saw action of the battles of First Manassas, Dranesville, and Yorktown. Appleby was mustered out with the regiment on 14 May 1862.
He enlisted in Richmond as a 1st Lt. in Co. E, 4th Regiment of the Virginia State Line (under the control of the Governor). He was promoted Captain on 1 August 1863.
Appleby showed increasing signs of sickness through 1863, possibly tuberculosis, and was often absent. In fact, Appleby was dropped for the rolls of the unit on 27 August 1863, the same day that his company was accepted into Confederate service as Co. "A" of the 21st Virginia Cavalry regiment.
As he lay ill, Appleby pleaded to be reinstated so that he could die as a member of the regiment. President Jefferson Davis intervened, and the order dropping Appleby was revoked 12 days before his death.
There is currently no marker.
Shockoe Hill Cemetery
Plot: Range 5, Sec. 3
Created by: Jeffry Burden
Record added: Aug 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74317544