|Death: ||Mar. 5, 1863|
On March 5, 1863, Gilbert Lackor(LaCore /Lucore /Lacnor) of Company A, 26th Michigan died of disease (Rubeola? / Rubella a.k.a. German Measles) at St. Paul's Church in Alexandria, Virginia. He had enlisted at Traverse City with the "Lake Shore Tigers" on August 13, 1862, at the age of 21 and had been cared for in part by Julia Susan Wheelock. (Find A Grave Memorial# 32621723) He is buried under the name LaCord in the Alexandria National Cemetery, Grave # 748. Julia noted a week after finding out he had died that she "had a letter from a cousin of his today inquiring about him. Poor boy suffered much; before he died for several days… he only had his reason a few moments at a time."
His death had an emotional affect as another week later found his cousin, 24 year old Lt. Henry Marvin LaCore (Lackor) of the 7th Michigan absent without leave despite an exceptional military career up to that point, which resulted in his dismissal. LaCore soon re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the name Marvin Henry LaCore where he transferred from the Mississippi Squadron to the Ironclads "Portsmouth," "W.T. Anderson" and "Choctaw." He returned to Northern Michigan after the war and died on September 26, 1916. His grave is in the Maple Grove (Empire Union) Cemetery north of Empire, Michigan in Leelanau County, within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Other local soldiers under this name included Lt. Charles V. Lackor of the 8th New York Heavy Artillery, as well as Marcus and Randall LaCore.
Alexandria Library: Roll of Honor. Names of Soldiers, Victims of The Rebellion, Buried in the National Cemetery at Alexandria, Virginia. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1866,
Lacord Gilbert Private 26th MI A March 5, 1863 Plot 748
As of 2010 Headstone looks very botched, [Wiler La Ckuerd?] Volunteer Mr. Atkinson noted: "grave 748 at the Alexandria National Cemetery. It's probably the most illegible grave I've seen there, .... It seems like the last name might be something like LA CHORD."
Alexandria National Cemetery
Plot: 748 (or nearby)
Maintained by: Sandy Vandertol
Originally Created by: Mr. Overmyer
Record added: Feb 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48549642
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