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 David Mitchell Claytor

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David Mitchell Claytor

  • Birth 6 Nov 1832 Bedford County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 16 Nov 1916 Bedford County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 16731612

Enlisted in the Virginia Bedford Light Artillery Battery on 18 May 1861.Promoted to Full 3rd Sergeant.Mustered out on 15 May 1862.Enlisted in Company B, Virginia 10th Heavy Artillery Battalion on 15 May 1862. Mustered out on 17 Jul 1862.Transferred to Company C, Virginia 58th Infantry Regiment on 17 Jul 1862.

He left for the war in May of 1861 and was stationed at Jamestown Island manning a fort near the old church tower. In 1862, he enlisted in Co. B., 10th Virginia Battalion, Heavy Artillery with several of his brothers and a cousin. He later transferred to Co. C, 58th Va. Infantry Regiment and was wounded one week to the day later at the Battle of Cedar Run (Cedar Mountain). ( Hardesty's Historical & Geographical Encyclopedia, Pg. 398)


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Gravesite Details Son of Robert Mitchell Claytor and Julia Ann Graham

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  • Created by: Earl Woodford
  • Added: 21 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16731612
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Mitchell Claytor (6 Nov 1832–16 Nov 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16731612, citing Longwood Cemetery, Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Earl Woodford (contributor 46579732) .