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Library of Congress

Guide to Civil War Soldier Casualties
59 Killed, Died and Wounded in the Extended
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~ 24 Soldiers Killed, Mortally Wounded or Died in Accidents or from Disease ~
Left to right: Leroy Bush, Greenfield, IN (disease), John Irving White, Beaufort, SC (killed at Fort Wagner), Leonard Rowan, Hampton National Cemetery (disease).
Left to right: Andrew Jackson Miner, Marietta National Cemetery (disease). Courtesy Davis McCollum. Burkett M. Fawcett, Masontown (WV) Cemetery (killed at White Sulphur Springs, WV). Courtesy Tammy Clark. Lewis Shirar, Knoxville National Cemetery (details unknown). Courtesy Howard A. Sutherland.

Left to right: Dillon W. Moffitt, Mound City National Cemetery, IL (disease). Courtesy Randy Watkins. David C. Parish, Edgar Cemetery, Paris, IL (killed at Nashville). Courtesy Phyllis Sutton. Solomon Sturtz, Vicksburg National Cemetery (disease), Courtesy Jeffry Burden.


Left to right: Anthony Gaumer - Chattanooga National Cemetery (disease). Courtesy Marvin and Samme Templin. Michael Sturtz - Little Rock National Cemetery (disease). Courtesy DaveCHCIO. Franklin Lewis Gaumer - Arlington National Cemetery (killed in action). Courtesy U.S. Army.

Irvin Nicklow, Nashville National
Courtesy Michaele Harrington


Other marked burials:

Joshua V. Armstrong. Killed at Antietam [Find-a-Grave

William Porter Bell - Died of disease, Bristol, PA [Find-a-Grave

Willoughby Gaumer - Died in camp, Allentown, PA [Find-a-Grave]

Unmarked burials:

John C. Brellsford, a.k.a. "Belford" - Killed at Allatoona Pass, GA.

Joshua Brellsford, a.k.a. "Belford" - Killed at Harrisonville/Warrensburg, MO.

Jacob C. FrankDrowned in the James River, VA.

Allan A. Gaumer - Shot and killed at Pocotaligo, SC.

Franklin Gaumer - Killed at Cold Harbor

Adrian Johnson - Drowned in the Jackson River, Covington, VA.

Josiah Leydig - Killed at Franklin, TN.

Albert Miner  - Captured at Chickamauga; died as POW, Danville, VA.

Adam C. Sturtz - Died at Pleasant Hill, LA.

Jacob M. Younkin - Killed at Seven Pines/ Fair Oaks, VA.


~ 33 Soldiers Suffering Wounds, Injuries and Accidents ~

William "Henry" Alderman, husband of Mary Jane Miner of Trumbull County, OH. Co. B, 8th Ohio Infantry. Injured near Grafton, WV.

Samuel A. Birch, husband of Susan A. Miner of Waynesburg, PA. Co. K, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Injured at Bealton Station, VA.

Frederick Breniman, husband of Matilda Gaumer of Victor, IA. Co., H, 28th Iowa Infantry. Injured at Winchester, VA.

William J. Burditt, husband of Jemima Minerd of Tontogany, OH. Co. B, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.Wounded in action and captured as POW at Winchester.

Henry M. Bush, son of Christopher & Elizabeth (Miner) Bush of Greenfield, IN. Co. B, 8th Indiana Infantry. Wounded at Vicksburg.

Captain Thomas Ward Custer, "significant other" of Rebecca Minerd of Tontogany, OH. 21st Ohio Infantry. Wounded in battle. Won 2 Medals of Honor.

William P. Dean, 2nd husband of Catherine (Minerd) Nesmith. Co. D, 37th Pennsylvania Infantry (8th Reserves); Co. H, 1st West Virginia Light Artillery (Independent Battery H). Wounded at Mechanicsville, VA.

Absalom Everly, husband of Sarah Jane Carroll of Masontown, WV. Co. C, 3rd West Virginia Infantry, 3rd West Virginia Cavalry and 6th West Virginia Cavalry. Wounded at McDowell, WV.

Michael Ansell Firestone, son of George Firestone and Hannah Ansell and stepson of John Minerd of Kingwood and Normalville, PA. 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry. Wounded at Fredericksburg.

Alfred Gaumer, son of Augustus and Rebecca (Hontz) Gaumer of Mauch Chunk, PA. Co. G, 81st Pennsylvania Infantry and Co. C, 4th United States Artillery. Wounded at Malvern Hill?

James Alfred Gaumer, son of Solomon D. and Elizabeth Salome (Guth) Gaumer of Carbon County, PA. 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry and Co. A., 64th Pennsylvania Regiment. Wounded at Rappahannock Station, VA.

Jesse Gaumer, son of Daniel and Hannah (Baughman) Gaumer of Muskingum County, OH. Co. B, 80th Ohio Infantry. Wounded at Iuka, MS.

Levi Gaumer, son of Samuel and Susanna (Korns) Gaumer of Somerset County, PA and Poweshiek County, IA. Co. G, 8th Iowa Infantry. Wounded and captured at Shiloh/Pittsburg Landing.

Reuben "Henry" Gaumor, son of Samuel and Peermelia (Carven) Gaumer of Fayette, NY. Co. A, 148th New York Infantry. Wounded at Drewry's Bluff, VA.

George W. Geller, son of John and Lucinda (Comp) Geller of Buffalo Mills, PA. Co. F, 138th Pennsylvania Infantry. Wounded at Monocacy, MD.

John Geller, husband of Lucinda Comp of Buffalo Mills, PA. Co. F, 138th Pennsylvania Infantry. Lost an arm at Cedar Creek.

Richard Mason Gorsuch, husband of Martha Minerd of Maple Summit, PA.  Co K, 1st Potomac Home Brigade, Maryland. Wounded at Maryland Heights, MD.

Dr. Guy R.C.A. Hanshaw, son of Hiram B. and Catherine (Miner) Hanshaw of Independence, WV. Contract surgeon. Wounded at New Interest, WV.

Jesse Liston, husband of Susan C. "Sue" McMillan of Listonburg, PA. Co. B and H, 54th Pennsylvania Infantry. Wounded at New Market, VA.

William M. Lydig, husband of Winifred Agnes "Winnie" Shirer of Adamsville, OH. 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry. Wounded at Hatcher's Run.

Andrew Minerd, son of Henry & Hester (Sisler) Minerd of Dunbar Township, PA.  Co. F, 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Injured in camp at New Creek, WV.

Daniel L. Minor, son of Jacob & Mary (Ferguson) Miner of Brownsville, OH.  27th Ohio Infantry & 10th Ohio Cavalry.  Wounded at Resaca, GA.

Ephraim Miner, son of Henry & Polly (Younkin) Minerd of Kingwood, PA & Beeler Station, WV.  Co. D., 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry. Injured at Fredericksburg.

Frederick Miner Jr., son of Frederick & Elizabeth (Sechman) Miner of Hebron, OH.  Co. A, 10th Ohio Cavalry. Injured at Jonesboro, GA.

James Minerd Jr., son of James & Sarah (Walters) Minerd Sr. of Wharton Furnace, PA.  Co. I, 85th Pennsylvania Infantry. Wounded at Strawberry Plains/Deep Bottom, VA. 

Jeremiah Minard, son of Burket and Susan (Hartzell) Minerd of Kingwood, WV. 48th New York Infantry, Co. D. Wounded at Olustee, FL and Chester Heights, VA and injured at Petersburg, VA.

Levi Miner, son of Frederick and Elizabeth Miner III. Co. H, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry. Wounded at 2nd Manassas/Bull Run.

William Minerd, son of James & Sarah (Walters) Minerd Sr. of Wharton Furnace, PA.  Co. I, 85th Pennsylvania Infantry. Wounded in camp at Bermuda Hundred, VA (likely self-inflicted).

Capt. James Eyster Murdock Sr., son of John S. & Rebecca (Miner) Murdock of Kingwood, WV. Captain, Co. A, 7th West Virginia Infantry. Woundedat Fredericksburg, Cold Harbor, Gettysburg and Williamsburg, VA.

Robert Rankin, husband of Hester Ann Minerd of Farmington, PA.  Battery K, 2nd Pennsylvania Artillery. Wounded at Petersburg, VA.

Norman Bruce Ream, son of Levi and Hila (King) Ream. 85th Pennsylvania Infantry. Wounded at White Marsh, GA and The Wilderness.

Andrew Jackson Rose Sr., husband of Susanna Minerd of Kingwood, PA.  142nd Pennsylvania Infantry. Lost an arm at Gettysburg.

Silas Younkin, husband of Zobeidi Jane "Betty" (Ream) Colborn of Confluence, PA. 133rd Pennsylvania Infantry. Wounded at Chancellorsville.


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