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 Posted: Tue Jul 2nd, 2013 10:36 pm
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My wafe just found out, through her cousin, that her Great, Great Uncle fought in the Civil War.
His name was Abram Lapan, and he fought in the 118Th. New York.
He took part in Drury's Bluff, The Bemuda Hundred Campaign, and was at Cold Harbor.
He mustered in at Saranac, New York in August, 1862.
He was in the "Adirondac Regiment."
After Cold harbor, he contracted a "Respiratory Ailment" and died in July, 1864. He was 24 years old.
He is buried in Hampton, Virginia.
The past Memorial Day, her cousin, who lives in Fredericksburg, drove to the cemetery to put flowers on his grave.
To his knowledge, he is the only relative to visit the grave in 149 Years.



 Posted: Wed Jul 3rd, 2013 01:37 am
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Wouldn't that be ancestor and not descendant?



 Posted: Wed Jul 3rd, 2013 10:13 am
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I stand corrected.



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You might want to add that after the unit was mustered into service it was assigned to guard duty at and around Washington DC. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnyinf8.htm#20

Another thing that might be interesting if you don't already know it, according to the CWSSS (Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System) your wife's great great uncle was in Company F of the regiment http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldier_id=55a4b1b1-dc7a-df11-bf36-b8ac6f5d926a



 Posted: Wed Jul 3rd, 2013 07:35 pm
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Thank you for the additional information.
I'll pass it along to her cousin in Fredericksburg.



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