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Capt John F. S. Van Bokkelen

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Capt John F. S. Van Bokkelen

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 22 Jun 1863 Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
  • Plot Section E, Lots 22/26
  • Memorial ID 8554826

Resided in New Hanover County,
N.C. and appointed 2nd Lt at age
19 to rank from May 16, 1861, in
the 3rd Regiment North Carolina
Infantry, Company D. Promoted to
1st Lt to rank from April 26,
1862, and promoted to Captain to
rank from Sept 17, 1862. Wounded
at Chancellorsville, Virginia,
May 3, 1863. Admitted to hospial
June 3, 1863 at Richmond, VA,
where he died on June 22, 1863,
of "int. fever.
From Sprunts Chronicles: Left
Harvard College in 1861 and
returned to Wilmington, where he
aided in raising a company which
was assigned to the 3rd N.C. as
Company D. Edward Savage was
the Captain. He served through
the Seven Days Battles around
Richmond and at Sharpsburg,
Fredericksburg, and Chancellors
ville with conspicnous bravery.
It was with genuine grief that
the death of Captain Van
Bokkelen was announced to the
regiment while on the march in
the campaign of 1863. He was
universally popular and almost
idolized by his own men. To him,
probably more than any other
officer, was due the high morale
which the Company attained. His
surviving classmates of Jewett's
school still remember the
sterling character of this
worthy son of the Cape Fear,
who was generally beloved for
his unselfish, kindly nature
and genial humor.


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  • Created by: Wayne Carver
  • Added: 25 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8554826
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John F. S. Van Bokkelen (unknown–22 Jun 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8554826, citing Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Wayne Carver (contributor 46527371) .