Gettysburg, Where Was Your Ancestor?

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My family was lucky in that most of those that served missed out on Gettysburg. They either hadn't enlisted yet, had gone home when their 2-year regiments were mustered out that spring and hadn't reenlisted yet, or were in other theaters (one was with the Ninth Corps with the 2nd Maryland, one was in West Virginia and joined the Army of the Potomac when it crossed back into Virginia, and one was at Vicksburg).

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One family was from Panola County and one was from Attala County.

And speaking of 4th Texas and Hood's Texas brigade, I had another Uncle who was in the 3rd Arkansas and was killed on 2 July. I posted about him in an earlier post of this thread sometime last year.
Wow - you had some tough ancestors. Barksdale's Brigade and the Texas Brigade were arguably the two best brigades in the ANV at the time of Gettysburg. (in my biased opinion!)
 

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My family was lucky in that most of those that served missed out on Gettysburg. They either hadn't enlisted yet, had gone home when their 2-year regiments were mustered out that spring and hadn't reenlisted yet, or were in other theaters (one was with the Ninth Corps with the 2nd Maryland, one was in West Virginia and joined the Army of the Potomac when it crossed back into Virginia, and one was at Vicksburg).

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I had two ancestors at Gettysburg with the 38th Georgia Infantry. They were involved in the Confederate attack at Barlow's Knoll on July 1st. Pvt. John C. Warnock survived, but his brother Sgt. Billy Warnock was wounded in the fight and was later captured by the Federals. Billy spent the rest of the war in a Yankee POW camp and John died in fighting at Hatcher's Run, VA in February of 1865. Several years ago I took my two oldest grandsons to Gettysburg, we found where the 38th GA formed for the attack, we crossed the creek, and then we charged up the hill just like our ancestors!
 

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George Rex, 73rd PVI, 11th Corp, grgrgrandmother's brother, inscription on their memorial. He's listed as ast. surgeon. REALLy looking for where he would have been.

July 1st the regiment arrived on Cemetery Hill at 2 p.m and at a later hour moved into the town near the square to cover the retreat of the corps.

July 2nd in the morning took position in the cemetery. At dusk moved hastily to this position and in a severe contest assisted in repulsing a desperate assault on these batteries.

Present at Gettysburg 14 officers 318 men. Killed 7 men Wounded 27 men
 
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That's a fairly local name, where was he from, please?


Schuylkill county PA. All of my CW ancestors come from Schuylkill, Northumberland and Berks county PA, and maybe Dauphin too.

Daniel Trautman - Co. A, 50th PA - murdered in 1880.

Elias T. Trautman - Co. A, 50th PA - Shot in chest 1864, died of wound in 1871.

Emanuel Trautman - Co. A, 50th PA - shot in face in 1864, lived to tell about it.

Martin Trautman - Co. A 148th PA - died in a Salisbury NC Prison camp, 1864.

Henry Trautman - Co. K, 172nd PA - Musician

William Trautman - Co. K, 172nd PA

There are more cousins and uncles, but I have not been able to pin them down yet.
 
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My great-great-great grandfather, Private Granville Osborne, fought with Company A (“Jeff Davis Mountaineers”) of the 26th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. On July 1st, 1863, the 26th engaged the Iron Brigade on McPherson’s Ridge in some of the fiercest fighting of the three-day battle. Granville was shot in the arm as the regiment pushed back the 24th Michigan towards Seminary Ridge. Due to his wound, he was unable to join the 26th North Carolina in the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble charge on the third day of the battle. This was the second time Granville had been wounded during the war, the first being during the futile frontal assaults at Malvern Hill on July 1st, 1862 (it‘s amazing that he was wounded on July 1st in both 1862 and 1863). Granville survived the war and surrendered with the rest of the 26th North Carolina at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. During the winter following the war, Granville’s father was forced to take him down to the family creek and, having immersed his wounded arm in the freezing waters until numb, amputated his arm using only sheep shears. I’m assuming that some whiskey might have been in order as well.
 

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OK, blame Reb Forever for this thread. Another photo here just got to me as usual, not to be outdone by the real thing- which is where people's relatives were during Gettysburg. Gives me major chills every, single time- and not just my own relatives. We had one at Fairfield, my grgrgrandfather, a location containing not much more than memory but the fight there drove men's blood so deeply underground they cannot be separated in death. Trooper George Knarr, 6th US Cavalry was MIA post Fairfield. Reappeared a month later, no one knows how or why, possibly escaped after capture- perhaps wounded and left a hospital, to be expected after surviving Brandy Station.

Plum Run, where JPK Huson, 126th New York was mortally wounded, Day 2, during Barksdale's sweep, that is his photograph. Another of my grgrgrandfather's brothers Lewis of the 120th New York had been ' next door ' to the 126th, run over and flattened by the Mississippians yet survived.

It would be wonderful if members had photos or stories or both- of where they know their ancestor fought those unspeakable, History changing and bloody days.
William Shockley Pvt. Co. C 24th Va. Inf. died Nov. 11, 1863 in Carroll County, Va. from wounds received at Gettysburg, Pa.

At Gettysburg, Captain Martin V. B. (almost certainly Van Buren) Shockley led Company C. Private Richard Shockley was severely wounded in the left ankle and captured. Private William Shockley was shot in the neck, captured, and sent to New York's DeCamp General Hospital; he was exchanged but succumbed from his wound in Carroll County, Virginia on November 19, 1863.

24TH VIRGINIA INFANTRY ROSTER

Shockley, John F Company C Private Private

Shockley, Martin V. B Company C 1st. Lieut. Captain

Shockley, Oliver C. Company C Private Sergeant

Shockley, R. S. Company C Private Private

Shockley, Richard Company C Private Private

Shockley, William Company C Private Private

Shockley, William H. Company I Private Sergeant

Twenty-fourth Virginia Infantry

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Seven in one regiment! I've always wondered what that was like, so many brothers/cousins, sometimes fathers/sons. You know what I mean, how did they do that? Difficult enough knowing a relative was maybe in uniform, in harm's way elsewhere- in the same regiment it had to be agonizing sometimes.
 
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Seven in one regiment! I've always wondered what that was like, so many brothers/cousins, sometimes fathers/sons. You know what I mean, how did they do that? Difficult enough knowing a relative was maybe in uniform, in harm's way elsewhere- in the same regiment it had to be agonizing sometimes.

I could only imagine what was going through Daniels mind when he saw his brothers go down. They were in the same company!
 

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Seven in one regiment! I've always wondered what that was like, so many brothers/cousins, sometimes fathers/sons. You know what I mean, how did they do that? Difficult enough knowing a relative was maybe in uniform, in harm's way elsewhere- in the same regiment it had to be agonizing sometimes.
It got confusing when they also had similar names. With maybe a middle initial the only difference. I am still trying to locate grave sites, but a good number are in the Shockley Cemetery in Carroll County, Virginia formerly Grayson County. Many were from Patrick county. JEB Stuart is also a relative. It seemed that everyone new each other and they stuck together.
 

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Great grand father was from Grayson county and was in the 50th VA Inf. Him and several of his brothers were at Culps Hill at Gettysburg!
 
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It got confusing when they also had similar names. With maybe a middle initial the only difference. I am still trying to locate grave sites, but a good number are in the Shockley Cemetery in Carroll County, Virginia formerly Grayson County. Many were from Patrick county. JEB Stuart is also a relative. It seemed that everyone new each other and they stuck together.
Great grand father was from Grayson county and was in the 50th VA Inf. Him and several of his brothers were at Culps Hill at Gettysburg!
Can you post their names? Do you know what area of the county they lived in. They probably new some of my family.
 
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Great grand uncle: Captain JJ McBride, Co. C, 5th Texas Infantry, wounded in the shoulder in '62 at 2nd Manassas; led Co. C up the sides of Little Round Top to no avail after several tries. His 30 or so surviving men received new uniforms in the months after Gettysburg. On the requisition for the clothing, where he had to write the need, Capt. McBride penned, "The men are nearly naked." Wounded in both hips at the Wilderness in '64. Refused the doctor permission to amputate one leg. Treasurer of Hood's Brigade Veterans Assoc after the war. Was the only member to vote against sending a sympathy card to Custer's widow after Little Big Horn. Lived in Galveston after the war. Wish I'd known the man.

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