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CPL Ferrin Abijah Cross
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CPL Ferrin Abijah Cross

Birth
Bridgewater, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Death
3 Jun 1864 (aged 35)
Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Virginia, USA
Cenotaph
Goshen, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Plot
Buried near a tree in Cold Harbor, Virginia battlefield
Memorial ID
40601195 View Source

Corporal in the Civil War for the Union Army, Co H, 13th Regiment New Hamphshire Volunteers, killed at Cold Harbor VA.

His youngest brother Alma Moroni Cross and he fought for the Union and Alma was with him at Cold Harbor, VA when he was shot and killed. Alma buried the body near a tree, but when he returned to retrieve the body it could not be found, so he is not actually buried here in Goshen Cemetery, but his memorial headstone is here, given in his honor by his widow and her second husband, Jared L. Jones.Ferrin Abijah CROSS

On August 12, 1860 Ferrin CROSS enlisted, along with his brother Alma, at Concord NH.

He served as Corporal in Co. H, 13th New Hampshire Volunteers. Known major engagements: battles at Fredericksburg and Cold Harbor during the Civil War.

On Friday, June 3, 1864, about 12 o'clock, he was killed by musket shot through the head while lying first line of battle to the enemy's works with fixed-bayonets to charge. Killed in the battle of Cold Harbor. His grave is an unknown grave there. He was buried by his brother Alma Moroni CROSS during the battle, near a tree. When Alma went back to find the body, it was gone. He is memorialized in Goshen Cemetery, Goshen, Vermont with his wife and her 2nd husband.

Corporal in the Civil War for the Union Army, Co H, 13th Regiment New Hamphshire Volunteers, killed at Cold Harbor VA.

His youngest brother Alma Moroni Cross and he fought for the Union and Alma was with him at Cold Harbor, VA when he was shot and killed. Alma buried the body near a tree, but when he returned to retrieve the body it could not be found, so he is not actually buried here in Goshen Cemetery, but his memorial headstone is here, given in his honor by his widow and her second husband, Jared L. Jones.Ferrin Abijah CROSS

On August 12, 1860 Ferrin CROSS enlisted, along with his brother Alma, at Concord NH.

He served as Corporal in Co. H, 13th New Hampshire Volunteers. Known major engagements: battles at Fredericksburg and Cold Harbor during the Civil War.

On Friday, June 3, 1864, about 12 o'clock, he was killed by musket shot through the head while lying first line of battle to the enemy's works with fixed-bayonets to charge. Killed in the battle of Cold Harbor. His grave is an unknown grave there. He was buried by his brother Alma Moroni CROSS during the battle, near a tree. When Alma went back to find the body, it was gone. He is memorialized in Goshen Cemetery, Goshen, Vermont with his wife and her 2nd husband.


Inscription

HE GIVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP

FERRIN A. CROSS
May 28, 1829 ----- June 3, 1864
Co. II 13 N. H. Vol. Killed at Cold Harbor, VA.

JARED L. JONES
July 26, 1833 ----- April 5, 1899
Co. E 4 Vt. Vol.

AMELIA A., HIS WIFE
Aug. 15, 1834 ----- Apr. 20, 1924

Post 43 GAR


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