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Pvt Monroe L. Turner

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Pvt Monroe L. Turner

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death
24 Dec 1862 (aged 31–32)
Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Plot
Sec. A, Row M, Grave 187
Memorial ID
114124290 View Source

Enlisted: Pvt., Co. E, 53rd Virginia Infantry. When: Nov. 26, 1862; Where: Fredericksburg, Va.. General Hospital No. 20, Richmond, Va.. Admitted: Dec. 22, 1862. Died: Dec. 24, 1862 from Typhoid Fever.

In 1866 the Women of Oakwood raised money to put wooden whitewash headboards with black painted names of the soldiers with rank, company, state served on the graves to replace wooden boards that were used during the war. This was unheard of since the south was still recovering from the war. But they did it.
By 1876 the headboards were rotting away they removed them because they became unsightly. The graves laid unmarked until 1900 when they put the marble headstones with numbers on them you see today. As of today no one knows how many soldiers are buried there.
The picture in the photograph was taken in April 5-8 1865 by Mathew Brady after the city fell on April 3, 1865.

Enlisted: Pvt., Co. E, 53rd Virginia Infantry. When: Nov. 26, 1862; Where: Fredericksburg, Va.. General Hospital No. 20, Richmond, Va.. Admitted: Dec. 22, 1862. Died: Dec. 24, 1862 from Typhoid Fever.

In 1866 the Women of Oakwood raised money to put wooden whitewash headboards with black painted names of the soldiers with rank, company, state served on the graves to replace wooden boards that were used during the war. This was unheard of since the south was still recovering from the war. But they did it.
By 1876 the headboards were rotting away they removed them because they became unsightly. The graves laid unmarked until 1900 when they put the marble headstones with numbers on them you see today. As of today no one knows how many soldiers are buried there.
The picture in the photograph was taken in April 5-8 1865 by Mathew Brady after the city fell on April 3, 1865.

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