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PVT William Erskine

PVT William Erskine

Birth
County Cork, Ireland
Death 23 Sep 1899 (aged 54)
Virginia City, Storey County, Nevada, USA
Burial Virginia City, Storey County, Nevada, USA
Plot Unknown
Memorial ID 5028253 · View Source
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Pvt. Wm Erskine served with Batty A 1st West Virginia (Union) Light Artillery during the Civil War of 1861-65. His Simple Military Head stone are one of the Few that do show at least the Date of Death (Nevada state Archives told me the rest) He died on Sept. 23rd 1899 at age 54 of Miners Lung (Stone dust chest) and Consumption. The copy of his Death Certificate is from the state archives.

The attached photo of William Erskine C-1862 is Courtesy of the Fredrick Hazell Collection, Who was Kind enough to let me copy it for this Bio.


Inscription

Aged 54 Years; A MEMBER OF BATTERY A 1ST WEST; VA LIGHT ARTILLERY


  • Created by: Herbert Rickards
  • Added: 29 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5028253
  • DOUGLAS JOHN SHACKLEY
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT William Erskine (26 Aug 1845–23 Sep 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5028253, citing Silver Terrace Cemeteries, Virginia City, Storey County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Herbert Rickards (contributor 10274696) .