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Pvt Mirabo B L Locklin

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Pvt Mirabo B L Locklin

  • Birth 1843 Walton County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 9 Jul 1863 Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 22552615

Company K 3rd GA Regiment
Confederate States Army


Civil War Confederate Soldier. This southerner heard the call to arms from his Clarke County, Georgia residence, and on April 25, 1861 he answered by enlisting as a Private into Company K, 3rd Georgia Infantry. On July 2, 1863, the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Private Locklin stepped off Seminary Ridge with his fellow Georgians to assault the Federal center on Cemetery Ridge. When he and his comrades neared their adversaries along the Emmitsburg Road, they unleashed a "demoniac yell". These Confederates were instantly raked with a torrent of Federal lead. A Union infantryman remembered the damage to the Georgians as "one of the most destructive volleys I ever witness…they hesitated, then reeled, they staggered and wavered slightly, yet there was no panic." Onward the Confederates pushed, only to receive further attrition by Union artillery. Federal gunners timed their fuses by cutting them "at three, two, and one second" which was followed by "canister at point blank range, and finally, double canister…" Private Locklin was amid this hellish setting when, at a fateful moment, he was felled with a mortal wound. He lingered until his death on July 9, 1863.

Notes:
1. Miror is a variant of his first name.
2. A death date of July 15, 1863 is also listed for this soldier.
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Mirabo B L Locklin, born about 1843 in Walton Co., GA - Son of James Zachry Locklin Sr and Nancy Haygood.

Brother of William Lawson, Serena, Samuel W, Albon S, Sarah S "Sallie", Henry Clay, Martha Z and James Zachary Locklin Jr.

Grandson of Samuel Locklin & Celia Zachry and William H Haygood & Mary "Polly" Stroud.

~~~ 1st Cousin, 4 Times Removed ~~~

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Military records indicate his name as both Minor and Miror. Census records indicate the spelling of his name as Mirabo B L Locklin. Family records continue to reflect the same spelling as shown in the census. Before Mirabo met his fateful day at Gettysburg, one of his sisters, Sarah, named one of her children Mirabo.


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Inscription

M.B. LOCKLIN
DIED
JULY 9, 1863
PVT. CO K.
3rd GA REG.


  • Maintained by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
  • Originally Created by: Stonewall
  • Added: 29 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22552615
  • Betty Jean Philippi
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Mirabo B L Locklin (1843–9 Jul 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22552615, citing Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Sarah Locklin Taylor (contributor 46921363) .