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Green Berry Parnell

Birth
Marion County, Georgia, USA
Death 23 Jan 1863 (aged 23–24)
Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, USA
Burial Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA
Plot Mass trench
Memorial ID 78373254 · View Source
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Green Berry (sometimes seen as Greenberry or Greenbury but is actually Green Berry) Parnell was the son of Elbert Parnell, of Alabama, and Sarah Lydia Mayo, of Georgia.
He joined the Civil War on 03 July 1861 with his 1st cousin Green Berry Mayo in Atlanta, GA. They both served in the same company/regiment; Co. B, 11th Regiment Georgia Infantry. Green Parnell was a Private and Green Mayo was a Sergent. (Green Berry Mayo survived the war.) One of the Civil War cards for Green Berry Parnell states that he appears on a Descriptive List and Bounty Roll. It gives his description as: Blue eyes, Black hair, and dark complexion, height: 6ft 2in and gives his place of birth as Marion County, Georgia and Occupation: Farmer.
Green Berry Parnell was 24 when he died. He is buried in the Confederate section of Thornrose Cemetery in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia. He never married or had children.
Staunton, Virginia was the site of a large Confederate General Hospital during the war. He died there 23 Jan 1863 of Phthisis Pulmonalis, which is consumption of the lungs due to tuberculous. He had been sick off and on for awhile before that. He was treated for diarrhea on 21 April 1862 at General Hospital No. 21 in Richmond, Virginia. He was at the General Hospital Camp Winder, Richmond, Virginia with Erysipelas, that is an acute streptococcus bacterial infection of the skin, 09 Jun 1862.

PLEASE NOTE: If you call Thornrose Cemetery to inquire about his burial that his name is misspelled. It is spelled: G.B. Pannell. I have called and notified them of the error. They cannot change the database...however she did add the correct spelling as a notation.

Most, if not all, of the soldiers who died of disease or wounds while there, are buried at Thornrose Cemetery in Staunton. There are only a few headstones. The wooden headboards and 'tags' have long since disintegrated. When I called the cemetery I was told that the confederate soldiers were buried in trenches and not individual graves. The cemetery erected a statue in the middle of the Confederate burial site as a memorial to all who were buried there. The Cemetery does have a roster of those who are buried in that section. You can call them to verify that someone you are researching is actually there.

At one time the Augusta Memorial Association was tasked with the upkeep of the Confederate graves. An article about the organization can be found here:

http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/news/rv1870/va.au.rv.1870.09.23.xml

Gravesite Details Two of his sisters, Sarah A. Parnell Licette and Martha Mattie Parnell are buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Bibb Co., GA. Also 2 of Sarah's children are buried there: Gilbert L. Licette and William Pickney Licette. They are his nephews.

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  • Created by: Dawn
  • Added: 14 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78373254
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Green Berry Parnell (1839–23 Jan 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78373254, citing Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Dawn (contributor 47077041) .