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Col Isaac Erwin Avery

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Col Isaac Erwin Avery

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Served during the Civil War as Colonel and comander of the 6th North Carolina Infantry. At the Battle of Gettysburg, on the evening of July 2, 1863, he led his Brigade as he stormed East Cemetery Hill trying to dislodge the Union forces. Halfway up the hill he was killed. His final words were "Tell my father I died with my face to the enemy." His body was borne to the rear and later buried at or near Ball's Bluff National Cemetery near Leesburg, but was later removed to Hagerstown, Maryland.

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  • Added: 15 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5846976
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Isaac Erwin Avery (20 Dec 1828–3 Jul 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5846976, citing Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .