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Discussion in 'Researching Your Civil War Ancestry' started by JPK Huson 1863, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. JPK Huson 1863

    JPK Huson 1863 Captain Forum Host

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    I truly did not join the forum to research family, so sorry for this. I've been looking for the grave of James Polk Knox Huson, you see- we can't find whether or not the family took him back to New York for burial after Gettysburg or if he's still there. It's probably the former so I was on Find-a-Grave once again browsing. ( dangerous since I ususally come away having promised to take spend a day inspecting worn tombstones in a 25 mile radius here-abouts. :smile: Oh well, it's a great service, if I use it it, only fair to return the favours. )

    At any rate, I came across the stone of someone I know to be a cousin, John Huson of the 1st NC Infantry, CSA- 1863 is the date of his death also. I only know him to be a cousin because I once tracked down why there were so many of that name on the Confederate muster rolls. Theya ll started out with the same ancestor up in New York, one left for NC, another I believe for Texas. My question is, with the death date being 1863, was this unit of the CSA at Gettysburg? I realize there were many, many ways on different dates for a soldier on either side to get themselves killed in 1863, Gettysburg just would have been wierd to think about with his cousin also being killed there. I briefly Googled and predictably got lost. He was Co. F, apparently. If anyone knows, without going to a ton of trouble, thanks much in advance.
     

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    JPK Huson 1863,

    There is a John C. Huson listed with Company F !st NC infantry, but no details as to what happened to him. The 1st NC inf. was at Gettysburg and suffered 40% casualties.
    Kind of a small world really, I had three great uncles in Company F

    G Uncle Thomas D. Boone – Captain,. Co. F 1st NC Inf.
    G. Uncle James D. Boone -- Quartermaster sergeant, Co. F 1st NC Inf.
    G Uncle John W. Boone -- Private, Co. D 59th (4th Cav.) NC, later -- 1st NC Inf. Co. F
     
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    Find a grave is one of my favorite sites. i have posted several relatives and friends and have been so fortunate to have people put the photos of their graves. People on site are so kind and respectful. Also have found several ancestors through the site and the people who placed the Memorials were so good to transfer the memorials to me.
     
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    Small world indeed- that is amazing! 40 percent, can you imagine? It seems more than a little likely John would have been one of them, with '1863' on his stone. If that was the case also have been one of the those maybe temporarily buried until relatives found means to claim him-gosh- brings it home to you, doesn't it? Who knows what kind of chaos it was after the battle- how families found their men. I do know this family stayed in touch, North/South notwithstanding, maybe had help with a couple family members fallen there. They'd have been dealing with James of the 126th New York also.

    That is amazing, thought- given the tens of thousands of men at Gettysburg, one company in one regiment, 'F'. Whoa. Yes- Find a Grave is a GREAT service, isn't it? I try to contribute when possible.
     
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    Have you checked Fold3 to see if his service record has any info on his death ?
     
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    Quote by the "Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States vol. 1" by the NC General Assembly 1882

    John C. Huson
    1st NC Infantry, Company F
    from Hertford County
    enlisted on July 5th, 1861 (20 years old ?)
    killed on July 2nd, 1863 - Gettysburg
     
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    Holy Heck. Thanks you VERY much- gave me chills though. That's amazing. He was even killed on the same day as James Polk Knox Huson. I have to go look to see where the 1st NC was engaged that day, to see how odd that really could get. I realize there are far more ironic/sad moments, with literally brother against brother in this war, just the first to come to my attention with this name attached. It was eerie enough seeing where James Huson was with the 126th NY, while his brother was with the 120th NY, same day same time. It's just the kind of thing which continues to flatten me, the human side.

    I'd just been poking around ( In all my spare time, which truly isn't! There are 400 things I should be doing at the moment-this stuff tends to take precedence once in awhile ) on a side of the family, 'Jolley', grgrgrandfather with 126th OVI. There's Confederate cousins there also, more distant, in NC also. I found a post on Find a Grave, a Jolley family lost FIVE SONS in the war. Staggering. How awful.
     
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    Wow. Thank you tons! I'm still figuring out how to put these images together in my head- that's clear enough to see why both those companies had huge casualites. Can't imagine. One of the reasons I liked Sear's book on Gettysburg so much is his ability to give you a soldiers eye-view, Union and Confederate, sometimes when there's a 'battlemap' like this to describe.
     
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    Hahahaha! Oh my, any time someone goes to the trouble of providing information- more than 'good enough' indeed! Thank you! Yesterday spent a lot of time clicking on the various maps there are on the side of this, when it comes up. No one here makes you feel like a ninnie for raising your hand in class, so to speak. I have had a terrible time visualizing the battle, despite having been lucky get to go to Gettysburg often. That is truly luck, with a daughter there, feel like I squander the ops. Between another link someone provided, with the tour guide walking one through it ( he's really good, I suspect many are, too huh? ) and things like this I'm really getting a much better feel. Now it's a matter of putting people where they were, mostly. It's not nearly so frustrating, although gosh- too easy to get all turned around in my head if I do not keep referring to these maps.

    I'm GOING to horrify my daughter next time by going armed with my own arsenol of pointers, be sure.
     
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    Note Company B was recruited form Yates county in New York...If he was brought home he should be buried in that county....

    I do not know if you have been to this site on the 126th New York...There was a newspaper clipping listing that James Huson along with many others form the 126th died at Gettysburg..link..

    http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/126thInf/126thInfMain.htm#photos

    Here a book that has something about James Huson in it look under Civil war soldiers

    http://www.yatescounty.org/upload/12/historian/YATEMISC.htm

    Here is this...

    http://www.yatescounty.org/upload/12/historian/cvwr_sta.htm

    Here is this...

    http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/126thInf/126thInfCWN03.pdf

    http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/126thInf/126thInfCWN08.pdf
     
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    JPK Huson 1863 --

    According to this listing on the Veterans Affairs' Nationwide Gravesite Locator (which lists those veterans buried in national cemeteries), John C. Huson is buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Va. (Unfortunately, there was no listing for James Huson in any national veterans cemetery.)

    17. HUSON, JOHN C
    CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY
    CONFEDERATE STATES
    DATE OF BIRTH: 1841
    DATE OF DEATH: 1863
    BURIED AT:
    HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY 412 SOUTH CHERRY STREET RICHMOND, VA 23220 (804) 648-8501
    http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee...6d92123851a5fda70ad147e8e115bf7fdee24e00371d7

    This listing below is from the Hollywood Cemetery website, which confirms that the above listed John C. Huson was the one from Co. F, 1st NC. It appears many Confederate dead from Gettysburg were later moved to Richmond, as the cemetery has a Gettysburg section.
    http://www.webcemeteries.com/Hollywood/


    John C. Huson

    Born: 1841 Died: 7/2/1863
    Date Of Burial :

    Section: Gettysburg Section Lot: 1

    Confederate Soldier

    State : North Carolina
    Regiment : 1st
    Company : F
     
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    Wow, gosh, thanks VERY much. It's amazing, you never know what you're going to find when you log in here again! I hadn't known of any of these sites, the Yates County ones, the 126th, the Hollywood Cemetary-none of them! Sigh. I can foresee much laundry being ignored later today... . I very much appreciate all this on James and John, thanks!!
     
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    Thanks again- this narrows the search considerably! Back to Dundee, I guess. The family records are so thorough I can't imagine he stayed missing in battle or it would have shown up somewhere or other ( I think ). Of course- if they ARE so good then why didn't anyone note where he and his brother ( Samuel, killed at Shiloh ) are buried? I foresee a trip north back to the Seneca Lake District soon.
     
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    Unfortunately, with large families AND companies/regiments enlisting locally, that multiple loss thing isn't unusual. My great-grandfather lost numerous brothers and cousins who were mostly in the 33rd Mississippi Infantry. One brother and cousin died at the same time when a mine they were "tinkering" with exploded. Another brother and a cousin died at Camp Douglas after being captured at Franklin. Horrible.
     
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    Staggering, then, hearing it over and over again. The WWII family who lost all those sons at once, I forget exactly- drawing attention to the fact that there has to be a limit to the amount of sacrifice a family is called upon to make. Legislation was passed, I think? You'd have thought it would have happened earlier, the Civil War seemingly rife with these unimaginably tragic stories. Calvin, James and Samuel Huson were 3 brothers not alive at the end of the war in my family, a sister lost her husband.
     
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    I agree, it seems amazing that nothing was done sooner to prevent such a loss. Perhaps someone will give us the exact history of this issue.

    Luckily for us, at least a few folks survived (and I had three great-grandfathers just a few years too young to be involved, or......I might not be here right now!)
     
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