LTC John Clarke Mounger

LTC John Clarke Mounger

Birth
USA
Death 2 Jul 1863 (aged 53–54)
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Plot Originally buried in Gettysburg area. Reinterred in 1971; unmarked. Section: Lot #853, Grave #14.
Memorial ID 51731864 · View Source
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Attorney in Quitman and grandson of Revolutionary War hero Elijah Clarke.
Killed In Action in the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Letter from John and Tom Mounger to their mother, Mrs. John C. Mounger, Quitman, Ga., writing of the death of their father, Col. John Mounger when the 9th Ga. attacked the Wheatfield at Gettysburg, 2 July, 1863.
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Camp near Martinsburg, Va.
July 18th 1863

Dear Mother,
I wrote you a few days ago concerning the death of our dear Father, he was killed on the 2nd of July about an hour by the sun, he is buried in a family grave yard 1/2 miles below Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on the Chambers and Baltimore Turnpike. Captain Sutlive had a good coffin made for him and we put him away as well as could be expected. I have the dimensions of his coffin, so when we get a chance to move him, we can get a (coffin crossed out) box for him without any trouble. Pa died very easy, Tom says. I was not with him when he died. I was detailed and sent off after cattle some three or four days before the fight. Tom took good care of dear dear Pa until he died, but he lived only a few minutes after he was shot. He was shot with a minie ball through the right breast and a grape shot from cannon through the bowels. Dear Mother, we tried to carry him to Virginia before we buried him, but it was impossible, as the Yankees were all around us and we could not get across the river without being captured. Dear Mother, let us all try to meet him in Heaven. Tom and myself will try and be better boys. Tom kept the stars on his coat and a lock of his hair.
Dear Mother, in my next letter, I will send you Pa's resignation which he wrote out before he went into Pennsylvania. He intended handing it in as soon as he returned to Virginia and go home. Is nothing in the world relieve us more than to hear from home.
Your affectionate sons,
John and Tom

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Clipping from an unidentified newspaper, concerning losses at the Wilderness, Va. "Of the 9th Georgia, Captains Duncan and Cleghorn were killed, Captain Sharpe missing, and Lieut. Mounger and brother killed. The two latter are sons of Col. Mounger of the 9th who died at Gettysburg. Another son was killed at Chancellorsviille, thus destroying the whole of this family, and leaving an aged lady to mourn over the death of all her hopes".

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  • Maintained by: BigFrench
  • Originally Created by: Dick Rohr
  • Added: 28 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51731864
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC John Clarke Mounger (1809–2 Jul 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51731864, citing Laurel Grove Cemetery (North), Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by BigFrench (contributor 46554304) .