Pvt Jacob England

North Carolina, USA
Death 22 May 1863 (aged 37–38)
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Confederate hospital death in Richmond. He is likely interred in Richmond VA's Oakwood Confederate Cemetery
Memorial ID 47827325 · View Source
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Pvt Jacob ENGLAND,54th NC Inf, Co B, CSA, State Troops, died in General Hospital No 21 ["Maryland Hospital" and/or "Gwathmey Hospital]," , Richmond, VA of a relapse of "Febris Typh." He was the first husband of Dica Ann "Dicy" SMITH who married second, James Calvin GILES. Information from his census data and military records suggest that Jacob was born abt 1825. The same records all give his birthplace as North Carolina. He was likely born in Burke County where he and Dicy married. Dicy and Jacob ENGLAND were the parents of 8 girls, the youngest of whom was born the year he died.

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Transcript of the Oakwood Cemetery Confederate historic plaque:

"SA 64
Oakwood Cemetery
Confederate Section
After the First Battle of Manassas, Richmond appropriated this approximate 7.5-acre lot on 12 Aug. 1861 for the burial of Confederate war dead. These soldiers from every Southern state either died in Richomond's military hospitals, such as Chimborazo, or were brought directly from local battlefields. Eventually they numbered about 17,200, including some 8,000 unknowns. The first recorded Memorial Day observance in Richmond occurred here on 10 May 1866, organized by the Ladies' Memorial Association for Confeerated Dead in Oakwood Cemetery. Robert E. Lee, invited to speak, declined but wrote, 'The graves of the Confederated dead will always be green in my memory, and their deeds be hallowed in my recollection.'"

Transcription by D Giles Loiselle


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  • Added: 8 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47827325
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Jacob England (1825–22 May 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47827325, ; Maintained by TN Type (contributor 46790664) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Confederate hospital death in Richmond. He is likely interred in Richmond VA's Oakwood Confederate Cemetery.