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Pvt Perry Higginbotham

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Pvt Perry Higginbotham

Birth
Mississippi, USA
Death
8 Jul 1862 (aged 18–19)
Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Plot
Sec. C, Row M, Grave 64
Memorial ID
97627462 View Source

HIGGINBOTHAM, Perry Co. C, 6th LA. Inf. Enlisted: 6/4/61, Where: Camp Moore, La. C.M.R.: Jun. to Sep. 1861 present. May & Jun. 1862 present. Jul. & Aug. 1862 Wounded on the 1st of Jul. Died on Jul. 8, 1862. Occupation Farmer; Resident: St. Landry Parish, La. Born in Ms.; age 19 yrs. Born in Mississippi, Home in 1860 Canton, Smith Co. Texas.

In 1866 the Women of Oakwood raised money to put wooden whitewash headboards with black painted names of the soldiers with rank, company, state served on the graves to replace wooden boards that were used during the war. This was unheard of since the south was still recovering from the war. But they did it.
By 1876 the headboards were rotting away they removed them because they became unsightly. The graves laid unmarked until 1900 when they put the marble headstones with numbers on them you see today. As of today no one knows how many soldiers are buried there.
The picture in the photograph you can't see was taken in April 5-8 1865 by Mathew Brady after the city fell on April 3, 1865.

HIGGINBOTHAM, Perry Co. C, 6th LA. Inf. Enlisted: 6/4/61, Where: Camp Moore, La. C.M.R.: Jun. to Sep. 1861 present. May & Jun. 1862 present. Jul. & Aug. 1862 Wounded on the 1st of Jul. Died on Jul. 8, 1862. Occupation Farmer; Resident: St. Landry Parish, La. Born in Ms.; age 19 yrs. Born in Mississippi, Home in 1860 Canton, Smith Co. Texas.

In 1866 the Women of Oakwood raised money to put wooden whitewash headboards with black painted names of the soldiers with rank, company, state served on the graves to replace wooden boards that were used during the war. This was unheard of since the south was still recovering from the war. But they did it.
By 1876 the headboards were rotting away they removed them because they became unsightly. The graves laid unmarked until 1900 when they put the marble headstones with numbers on them you see today. As of today no one knows how many soldiers are buried there.
The picture in the photograph you can't see was taken in April 5-8 1865 by Mathew Brady after the city fell on April 3, 1865.

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