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Conservative Patriot
Lewisburg Conf. Cemetery
And to add to the confusion

I have found some soldiers with hand written records stating they died at Blue Sulfur Springs and in another document at White Sulfur Springs
.. so which one?
well if it was fall of 1861, and certain units known active in the area at BSS, west and northwest, then we presume Blue Sulphur Springs.

Then there are soldiers who "died in hospital" at Lewisburg between fall 1861 and the Battle of Lewisburg spring 1862.. and even later into 1863.. and were are they buried??

Reading about conditions at the time, the troops in Blue Sulphur and Lewisburg area could barely feed themselves, and stay clothed dry and warm, and relied heavily on support of locals, even for transportation. The battles were all brief back water affairs with few casualties. So we do not get the feeling that the troops had the logistical capacity to evacuate dead back home to GA, NC, and VA (Except for that one Lieutenant). Heck, even the medical personnel at Blue Sulphur Springs just walked away from the bad conditions. And if the few who were local boys from Greenbrier and Monroe Counties died, what happened to them? We find very few stones found in other grave yards matching local soldiers deceased in the area during period summer 1861 to summer 1863.
Added by Conservative Patriot on Feb 02, 2015 12:14 PM
Conservative Patriot
Lewisburg Conf. Cemetery
Battle Droop Mountain.
Have no information on casualties or burials for that engagement.
Blue Sulphur Springs.
Records indicate deaths at the hospital in fall to early winter 1861. No mention of exhumations at later date.
Battle Lewisburg.
Exact death count from battle is not known, some died of wounds after the battle, some evacuated to White Sulphur Springs by Confederates in retreat and died, some remained with Union forces and died in Lewisburg.
Some died later in POW camps.
No mention of exhumations at later date other than moving the confederate mass grave to top of hill in current location from Stone Church and moving the Yankees to a National Cemetery.
White Sulphur Springs. That is a big problem. There are at least three White Sulphur Springs in three VA locations (one being WSS WV we know today, the other Montgomery, and the third escapes me at the moment). And White Sulfur Springs AR. And OTHER White Sulfur Springs in the other states. So when they say in a record died at White Sulphur SPrings... then which ONE.
One story said 4 people a day died at WSS... like it was the WV WSS.. If so, where are the bodies?
The Cemetery in WSS WV mentions a dozen or so casualties from the battle of Aug 1863. The WSS Hotell Historians thinks a few others are buried on the property from the hotel.. but not any thing close to 4 a day. One book quotes 192 deaths at WSS, but that is exactly the same number quoted for Montgomery WSS Hospital VA in other documents.
So far I have found only ONE record of an officer who died at Blue Sulphur being "escorted" home for burial back in North Carolina.
Yes, there are some Confederate veterans buried in the Lewisburg cemetery who had nothing to do with deaths in hospital or battles, they are just old veterans buried there with their comrades.
And the sign at Blue Sulphur SPrings is completely inaccurate. I can find no record of GA forces being at BSS in the winter of 1862...
only Fall to early Winter 1861, and then Yankee forces moved in, displacing the confederates in preparation for spring 1862 assault on Lewisburg.
Added by Conservative Patriot on Feb 02, 2015 9:35 AM
RE: Jackson Frederick Dillon
the information regarding their burial came from a cemetery reading, so there would be headstones there. As death dates were not included, the reading was done prior, so it is possible, though not likely, that they were buried elsewhere. I don't have any contact info for the cemetery, try doing a photo request to see if you can get a current photo of headstone.
Added by ctwardo on Jul 21, 2014 8:13 AM
Ellie's Grandma
RE: William M. Forrester 1856
I will check, Harry and let you know or vice-versa.
Added by Ellie's Grandma on Jul 06, 2014 1:58 PM
Ellie's Grandma
RE: William M. Forrester 1856

No I am not, is he your William? How are you related? If he is yours, let me know, I'd be happy for him to be with family.

Ellie's Grandma
Added by Ellie's Grandma on Jul 06, 2014 1:14 PM
Todd Whitesides
RE: Minerva Tucker
The records from the 1880s into the 1900s from T. P. White Funeral Home are available at under Cemeteries of Campbell County, if that's what you're looking for, but that's probably not early enough to be of use to you in your search. If I come across anything helpful I'll send you a message.
Added by Todd Whitesides on Jun 16, 2014 7:43 AM
Todd Whitesides
RE: Minerva Tucker
I didn't see anything for John, but I was wondering if you've already obtained the obituary for Minerva from the Kentucky Post. I can get a transcript of it next time I'm at the local library if you don't already have it.
Added by Todd Whitesides on Jun 15, 2014 3:23 PM
Todd Whitesides
RE: Minerva Tucker
I:ve updated her memorial with what I found in the cemetery records. Her father was listed as John Forester.
Added by Todd Whitesides on Jun 15, 2014 11:52 AM
Cheryl Behrend
RE: Kaltenbach family
I don't know anything or anyone that is related to this family. I hope someday to transfer him to a family member.
Thank you for asking.

Added by Cheryl Behrend on Dec 16, 2013 4:33 PM

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