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Pvt James Y Grace
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Birth: 1837
Death: Oct. 21, 1861
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA

Private, Co. D, 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Mustered In: September 5, 1861
Died of typhoid fever at the Regimental Hospital in Alexandria, Va. October 21, 1861; First member of 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers to die in service.

OBITUARY Dies at Alexandria, Va. On the 25th inst. James Y. Grace., aged 24 years

It is not the object of the writer to cover with a strain of extravagant eulogy the subject of the above notice. Having enjoyed from early childhood the pleasure of his acquaintance and daily association, it is such as one can testify to those qualities of heart which enabled him and made all who knew him love him. He was warm and kind in his affections and honorable in his principles. Animated by the patriotic spirit of his ancestry, he enlisted in the cause of the Union and died "a martyr to the honor of his country" Sad, indeed is it to part with "thee, noble spirit" but the inscrutable counsel of God has called you, it is sincerely hoped, to a bright and every-lasting destiny. J.J.B
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 1861 Philadelphia Inquirer -Philadelphia, PA Page: 5

Specifically: Unknown Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA
Created by: Todd Leiss
Record added: Sep 03, 2012
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Descendants of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment
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