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James L. Strawn

Death 25 Aug 1862 (aged 25–26)
Burial Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 93960392 · View Source
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Company Muster Roll for April 30 thru November 11, 1862 states 'Sick at Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. since July 1, 1862...'. Further records state that J. L. Strawn died of disease at Academy Hospital, Chattanooga, Tennessee between August 25, 1862 and September 13, 1862. Military records state both of these dates.

It's probable that he was buried in the original burial ground beside the river and may be one of the unknown graves relocated to the newer cemetery.

"...Those men who died in Chattanooga Confederate Hospitals were originally buried in a plot of ground beside the river, in the vicinity of the current Manker Patten Tennis Club. But the river rose and fell over some of the graves and the wooden headboards were lost for about 141 of them. The ground came to be partly a pasture and partly a ball field. After the war, the veterans sought to move the graves to higher ground and purchased for $750 the northern portion of the current site from George W. Gardenhire in 1867. A man named Sively was employed to disinter the remains and box up the bones and re-bury them in this new site." - HISTORY OF THE CHATTANOOGA CONFEDERATE CEMETERY
James Strawn

Enlistment Date: 20 Dec 1861

Enlistment Place: Bronson, Florida

Side Served: Confederacy

State Served: Florida

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 20 December 1861.

Enlisted in Company I, 1st Cavalry Regiment Florida on 20 Dec 1861.

Died of disease Company I, 1st Cavalry Regiment Florida on 25 Aug 1862 at Chattanooga, TN.

Family Members

Gravesite Details James L. Strawn married Phoebe Ann Driggers on April 4, 1858 in Levy Co, Florida. They had 3 known children: Sallie Ann Missouri Strawn, William Henry Strawn, and John Madison Strawn.





  • Created by: Camillia
  • Added: 20 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93960392
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James L. Strawn (1836–25 Aug 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93960392, citing Chattanooga Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Camillia (contributor 47877030) .