Unknown Confedetate Soldier Identified?

Johnny_Reb_1865

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Alexander M. Irby

Residence was not listed; a 19 year-old Farmer.

Enlisted on 9/30/1861 at Catawba, VA as a Private.

On 9/30/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. VA 26th Infantry
He died on 5/5/1862 at Gloucester County, VA Hospl
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In Gloucester Virginia there's a church named Abingdon.
Two unknown Confedetate soldiers are buried there who died at Burgh Westra, a local home owned by Dr. Philip Taliaferro which was used as a hospital.

Could Alexander Irby be one of those two men?
 

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Alexander M. Irby

Residence was not listed; a 19 year-old Farmer.

Enlisted on 9/30/1861 at Catawba, VA as a Private.

On 9/30/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. VA 26th Infantry
He died on 5/5/1862 at Gloucester County, VA Hospl
_____

In Gloucester Virginia there's a church named Abingdon.
Two unknown Confedetate soldiers are buried there who died at Burgh Westra, a local home owned by Dr. Philip Taliaferro which was used as a hospital.

Could Alexander Irby be one of those two men?
Maybe one of our forum member might know.
 

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Alexander M. Irby

Residence was not listed; a 19 year-old Farmer.

Enlisted on 9/30/1861 at Catawba, VA as a Private.

On 9/30/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. VA 26th Infantry
He died on 5/5/1862 at Gloucester County, VA Hospl
_____

In Gloucester Virginia there's a church named Abingdon.
Two unknown Confedetate soldiers are buried there who died at Burgh Westra, a local home owned by Dr. Philip Taliaferro which was used as a hospital.

Could Alexander Irby be one of those two men?
He has a discharge certificate, but it includes no additional information on the location of the hospital.... "died 5th May 1862 at Hospital in Gloucester County Va."
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On November 21, 1862, his father, Samuel J. Irby, filed a claim for pay due to him:

Halifax County to wit
This is to certify that Alexander M Irby Private in Capt A W Poindexters Company K, of the 26th Regt of Va Vols, My son, that he died the 5th day of May 1862 unmarried and without issue -- and without a will so far as I know or believe, that he was between nineteen & twenty years of age Given under my hand this the 21st day of Nov 1862.
Samuel J Irby
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Johnny_Reb_1865

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He has a discharge certificate, but it includes no additional information on the location of the hospital.... "died 5th May 1862 at Hospital in Gloucester County Va."
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On November 21, 1862, his father, Samuel J. Irby, filed a claim for pay due to him:

Halifax County to wit
This is to certify that Alexander M Irby Private in Capt A W Poindexters Company K, of the 26th Regt of Va Vols, My son, that he died the 5th day of May 1862 unmarried and without issue -- and without a will so far as I know or believe, that he was between nineteen & twenty years of age Given under my hand this the 21st day of Nov 1862.
Samuel J Irby
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Nice find!
Is there any chance someone wrote down where he was buried?
 
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