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Pvt Green P Blackburn

Pvt Green P Blackburn

Birth
Death 10 May 1864
Parker, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Burial Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 14, Row 9, Grave 15; originally buried in Mrs. Pulliam's field south of of the house, Wilderness, Va.
Memorial ID 10930245 · View Source
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Company C "Robertson Five Shooters" of Robertson County, 4th Texas Infantry "Hell Roaring Fourth", Medich Battalion, Hood's Texas Brigade, Field's Division, 1st Corps, Army Of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Residence Robertson County.
Enlisted for the duration of the war on 7/15/1861 in Robertson County, he was mustered into Captain Williamd P. Townsend's Company, Texas Volunteers, as a Private. (This company subsequently became Company C, 4th Texas Infantry.)
Detailed 11/19/1861 as a teamster with the Regimental QuarterMaster.
Present on all rolls from enlistment until July & August 1862 Roll when listed as "Absent, Sick in Hospital".
Seriously Wounded In Action 9/17/1862 in Battle of Antitam/Sharpsburg, Md.; hospitalized in Infirmary of St. Francis DeSales, Richmond 9/22/1862; granted Sick Furlough 10/30/1862; transferred 3/13/1863 to Texas Hospital, Richmond.
Mortally Wounded 5/6/1864 in the Battle of The Wilderness.

The 4th Texas Infantry was one of the three Texas Civil War regiments in the Texas Brigade of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
The Texans plugged a gap torn in the Confederate line in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 7, 1864. Here the regiment took part in the famous "Lee to the rear" episode and suffered 124 casualties (twenty-six killed, ninety-five wounded, and three captured) out of only 207 men engaged. Subsequently, the Fourth was marginally involved in the fighting at Spotsylvania but helped to repel the Union attack at Cold Harbor on June 3, 1864.

Bio by: BigFrench


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G. BLACKBURN
      TEXAS


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  • Created by: BigFrench
  • Added: 8 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10930245
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Green P Blackburn (unknown–10 May 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10930245, citing Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BigFrench (contributor 46554304) .