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Pvt Edmond Harris Vickers

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Pvt Edmond Harris Vickers

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Death 21 Sep 1862
Burkittsville, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Burial Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 133248648 View Source
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Enlisted July 19, 1861 in 16th Georgia Infantry Company F which was organized at Monroe, Walton County, GA. Died as a result of wounds received at the Battle of Crampton's Gap, South Mountain, Md. September 14, 1862.

Battle of Cramptons Gap (South Mountain) preceded the Battle of Sharpsburg aka Antietam. About 500 Confederate soldiers, including the 16th Georgia under the leadership of Howell Cobb, were sent to defend the gap against advance of about 13,000 Union troop and slow their advance towards Sharpsburg. They were unsuccessful in defeating the opponent and suffered heavy casualties, but were able to delay the advance long enough to allow more time for Genl. Robt E Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia to become better organized. Of the 368 members of the 16th GA engaged at South Mountain (Crampton's Gap), 52% were disabled (wounded, killed, captured, or missing.)

Name appears on Roster USA Field Hospital Burkettsville, Md (6th Army Corps)
E. H. Vickers
P CoF 16 Regt Ga
Complaint: Wounded-Shoulders, severe

Name appears on Register of Claims of Deceased Officers and Soldiers from Georgia which were filed for settlement....
Edmond H Vickers
Pvt Co F 16 Regt
By whom presented: Hope Hull Camp, atty
When filed: Nov 22, 1864
Where died: Burkettsville, Md

Supporting documents show that Edmond H Vickers died "leaving neither wife nor child" and that the claim was filed on behalf of Absalom Vickers, Father of Edmond H Vickers by Hope Hull Camp, atty.
Pay of said deceased from 28 Feb, when last paid to Sept 21, 1862 when he died
6 mos + 21 days pay $73.70
Bounty + clothing $100.00
Total $173.70

Burial is unknown, but many bodies of Confederate soldiers were removed to this cemetery so I'd like to hope that he too has found a final resting place there.

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