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18th Virginia Infantry Regiment
18th Virginia Infantry Regiment
The 18th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in May, 1861. Its members were recruited at Danville and Farmville, and in the counties of Nottoway, Cumberland, Prince Edward, Appomattox, Pittsylvania, and Charlotte. The unit fought at First Manassas under General Cocke, then was assigned to General Pickett's, Garnett's, and Hunton's Brigade. It participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Gettysburg except when it was detached to Suffolk with Longstreet. Later it served in North Carolina, returned to Virginia, and took an active part in the battles of Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor. The 18th endured the hardships of the Petersburg trenches north of the James River and saw action around Appomattox. It lost 6 killed and 13 wounded at First Manassas and in April, 1862, had 700 men fit for duty. The unit reported 206 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles, and of the 120 engaged in the Maryland Campaign, thirty-six percent of the 312 in action were killed, wounded, or missing. Many were captured at Sayler's Creek and only 2 officers and 32 men surrendered. The field officers were Colonels Henry A. Carrington and Robert E. Withers, Lieutenant Colonel George C. Cabell, and Major Edwin G. Wall. 
 
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53rd Virginia Infantry Regiment
53rd Virginia Infantry Regiment
The 53rd Infantry Regiment was organized in December, 1861, by consolidating Tomlin's and Montague's Battalions, and Waddill's Infantry Company. Many of the men were recruited in Halifax, New Kent, Charles City, and Pittsylvania counties. It was assigned to General Armistead's, Barton's, and Steuart's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The unit was active from Seven Pines to Gettysburg, served in North Carolina, then fought at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor. Later it participated in the long Petersburg siege north of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. This regiment contained 468 effectives in June, 1862, lost 31 of the 128 engaged at Malvern Hill, and reported 11 casualties during the Maryland Campaign. Of the 435 who saw action at Gettysburg more than thirty percent were disabled, and there were 3 killed, 33 wounded, and 3 missing at Drewry's Bluff. Many were captured at Sayler's Creek, and 6 officers and 74 men surrendered on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels William R. Aylett, John Grammar, Jr., Carter L. Stevenson, and Harrison B. Tomlin; Lieutenant Colonels Rawley W. Martin, Edgar B. Montague, John C. Timberlake, and George M. Waddill; and Majors Henry Edmundson and William Leigh. 
 
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Abram Fackler Confederate Service Record
Abram Fackler Confederate Service Record
Abram Fackler was at Gettysburg with Company I of the 53rd Virginia Infantry Regiment, "The Chatham Greys" of General Lou Armistead's Brigade of Pickett's Division. The sergeant of Company I was Sgt. Robert Tyler Jones, the grandson of former president James Tyler. Seventy-five yards from the stone wall at Gettysburg General Louis Armistead screamed over the sounds of battle to Colonel Rawley W. Martin and said "colonel, we can not stay here" Colonel "Billy Martin screamed back "then sir, we must go foreward. The Don Troiani painting of the battle of Gettysburg is an accurate depiction showing General Armistead leading his men to the stone wall with his hat on the tip of his sword, look close and behind him you will see the fluttering battle flags of the 53rd and 57th Virginia. For a few brief seconds in history, The "Chatham Greys" held the stone wall... and Sgt Robert Tyler Jones fell, Colonel Whitehead fell, Colonel R.W. "Billy" Martin fell with a shattered leg, General Louis Armistead was mortally wounded by the cannon.... and our boys grudgingly retreated. Abram Fackler enlisted as a private in Company I 53rd Virginia Infantry 22 Apr 1861 at Chatham, Virginia. Admitted to Chimborazo Hospital 17 Dec 1861 with typhoid fever. Returned to duty 24 Feb 1862. Discharged by order 17 May 1862 for being over 35. Reenlisted 4 Apr 1863 as Private, promoted to Corporal 30 Apr 1863. Promoted to Sergeant July 1863 (after Gettysburg). Captured at Five Forks 1 Apr 1865. Arrived at City Point 6 Apr 1865. Took oath of allegience 12 June 1865 at Point Lookout, Maryland, and was then released. Abram was captured at Five Forks along with his nephew, Joel Scates, who served in the same company. Both were prisoners at Point Lookout. Joel died of measles 24 April, While Abram took the oath and was released a couple months later. Armistead's sword: http://www.moc.org/sites/default/files/PDFs/july_2013_artifact_of_the_month.pdf
 
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Alpheus Baker War of 1812 Rejected Pension
Alpheus Baker War of 1812 Rejected Pension
History of the Town of Cornwall, Vermont: * pg. 343-345: In September 1814 a British force 14000 strong invaded Plattsburg, New York. Alpheus joined a company from Brandon commanded by Captain Michael/Micha Brown, which marched to Plattsburg in response. They witnessed a naval battle on Lake Champlain, which the British lost. They then encountered a British land regiment, which fired a volley, then retreated. The Americans had only 2 casualties. His 1879 request for pension was rejected because it was determined that his unit saw no combat. 
 
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Asa Brown Land Patents
Asa Brown Land Patents

 
 
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Calohill Edwards Confederate Service Record
Calohill Edwards Confederate Service Record
 
 
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Calvin Moore Confederate Service Record
Calvin Moore Confederate Service Record
Calvin enlisted 23 Apr 1861 as a Private in the Danville Grays, Company B, 18th Virginia Infantry. He was wounded twice in battle; first at Seven Pines on 1 June 1862, and again at Sharpsburg(Antietam). on 14 Sept 1862. He was discharged as a Sergeant on 24 June 1863.
 
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Daniel Smith Patents
Daniel Smith Patents

 
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Danville Business Records
Danville Business Records
During the Civil War George stayed in Danville and ran the family livery business. Calvin returned home in June 1863. They did quite a lot of business with the Confederate Army; trading and boarding horses, running a stage line, selling firewood & fodder, etc. 
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Frank Mack Patents
Frank Mack Patents

 
 
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Henry P Moore Confederate Service Record
Henry P Moore Confederate Service Record
Henry lived and worked in Danville at his family's livery business as a stabler. He enlisted in the "Danville Grays" as a Private on 23 April 1861, at the age of 25. The company was designated as Company B, 18th Virginia Infantry Regiment. He was shot in the left thigh in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg on July 03 1863, and hospitalized in Danville. He was wounded again at Cold Harbor June 01 1864. He deserted to the enemy on the night of November 9 1864 at the siege of Petersburg, and was sent to City Point, Maryland, where he took the Oath of Allegience on November 27 1864.  
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James H Echols Confederate Service Record
James H Echols Confederate Service Record
James enlisted in Company I, 53rd Virginia Infantry in April 1861. He was listed as absent 4/62-8/62 and 4/63-10/63. This was probably due to the death of his father 10/61. He was the eldest son at age 20, and his work was probably needed on the farm by his remaining family. Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 22 April 1861 in Company I (Chatham Grays), 53rd Infantry Regiment Virginia. Absent, sick on 15 April 1862 Returned on 15 September 1862 (Estimated day) Absent, sick on 04 April 1863 Returned on 15 November 1863 Wounded on 10 May 1864 at Chester Station, VA (Gunshot wound through stomach) Hospitalized on 11 May 1864 at Richmond, VA Died of wounds on 19 May 1864 in Richmond, VA 
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Joel H Scates Confederate Service Record
Joel H Scates Confederate Service Record
Joel enlisted in Company I, 53rd Virginia Infantry sometime in 1862, at age 17. He served until a few weeks before the end of the war, being captured at Five Forks. In this battle the Confederates ran out of ammunition, ending up in hand to hand combat, using their rifles as clubs. Joel was captured and sent to Point Lookout, where he died of measles 3 weeks later, 15 days after Lee's surrender at Appomattox, 12 days after the disbandment and parole of the Army of Northern Virginia. 
 
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John M Moore Confederate Service Record
John M Moore Confederate Service Record
John enlisted 23 Apr 1861 as a Private in the Danville Grays, Company B, 18th Virginia Infantry. He was killed 1 June 1862 in the battle at Seven Pines. 
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Joseph Lovelace Confederate Service Record
Joseph Lovelace Confederate Service Record
 
 
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Naturalization Documents - Lillian Oratz
Naturalization Documents - Lillian Oratz
 
 
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Naturalization Documents - Nathan Oratz
Naturalization Documents - Nathan Oratz
 
 
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Richard Moore Patents
Richard Moore Patents

 
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Samuel T Moore Confederate Service Record
Samuel T Moore Confederate Service Record
Samuel enlisted as a private in the Danville Blues, Company A of the 18th Virginia Infantry Regiment on April 23, 1861. Wounded at Gaines Mill June 27 1862. Returned to Company at Fredericksburg November 27 1862. Wounded at Gettysburg and left at hospital where he was taken prisoner, hospitalized at Baltimore July 25 and paroled August 25 1863. Promoted to Corporal after return. Promoted to 5th Sergeant December 31 1863 Acting Sergeant Major August 31 1864. 
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Ship Manifest - Undine 1870 Stavanger to Quebec
Ship Manifest - Undine 1870 Stavanger to Quebec
The page with the Ornes family is page 6.
 
 
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Stiftsgarden
Stiftsgarden
 
 
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Thomas Moore Revolutionary Service
Thomas Moore Revolutionary Service
 
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William A Price Confederate Service Record
William A Price Confederate Service Record
 
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William J Moore Confederate Service Record
William J Moore Confederate Service Record
William enlisted 23 Apr 1861 as a Private in the Danville Grays, Company B, 18th Virginia Infantry. He was wounded at Gettysburg July 2 1863, and left at the hospital where he was taken prisoner, exchanged, and hospitalized in Danville. Returned to duty 22 February 1864. Captured at Saylers Creek April 6 1865. Arrived at City Point April 15. Took oath and released June 15 1865. 
 
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William M Echols Confederate Service Record
William M Echols Confederate Service Record
 
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William Moore 1779 Virginia Land Patent
William Moore 1779 Virginia Land Patent