Matthew Gilford Aven

Matthew Gilford Aven

Birth
Washington County, Virginia, USA
Death 9 Aug 1862 (aged 22)
Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
Burial Rapidan, Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 162128441 · View Source
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He was a confederate soldier in the 37th Regiment, Company K, Virginia Infantry that was organized in Washington CO, VA. He attained the rank of Private. He died at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, also known as Slaughter's Mountain and Cedar Run, took place on 8-9-1862 as part of the Civil War. Union forces under Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks attacked Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson near Cedar Mountain as the Confederates marched on Culpeper Court House to forestall a Union advance into central Virginia. After nearly being driven from the field in the early part of the battle, a Confederate counterattack broke the Union lines resulting in a Confederate victory. The battle was the first combat of the Northern Virginia Campaign. He was buried on the battlefield.

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  • Created by: Tawny
  • Added: 4 May 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 162128441
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Matthew Gilford Aven (26 Apr 1840–9 Aug 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 162128441, citing Cedar Mountain Battlefield Cemetery, Rapidan, Culpeper County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Tawny (contributor 48308103) .