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 Posted: Wed Sep 28th, 2005 03:04 pm
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OK, I'm having a lapse in memory on something basic....maybe y'all can help....

I'm looking for a Confederate soldier that died of disease in either Selma, Alabama or Chattanooga, TN. (his service record, oddly enough, reports his death at both places). I figure he probably was buried outside of the hospital or somewhere close to it.

My questions: 1) How do I locate him? 2) What was the name of the branch in Confederate government that was responsible for marking and/or recording graves/burial sites? 3) Can anyone offer other suggestions as to how I should proceede?

I figure, since he died in a hospital, there has to be a record of it somewhere. I have also tried finding a record of a widow's pension, but either he was never married, or, if he was, his wife died before she could apply or she never applied at all.

 

Albert Sailhorst, Cannoneer, Scott's Battery



 Posted: Tue Oct 25th, 2005 11:03 pm
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http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/

 

Try this link.................

Mark

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 Posted: Wed Oct 26th, 2005 03:30 am
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Albert, here is a link for the Chattanooga Confederate Cemetery.

http://www.utc.edu/Academic/Communication/ConfCem/ConfederateCem.html

If you soldier is listed there, I would be glad to go out and take a picture of the site, if I can locate it.


Colleen aka CWgal

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 Posted: Wed Oct 26th, 2005 01:45 pm
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Thanks LastCav and CW Girl!

I've tried the nps website that LastCav suggested.....no luck (although, it is a good resource!)

The Chattanooga website suggested by CWGirl is also great! I haven't found his name listed there, either. In reading that website, it appears that there were about 153 soldiers buried (after dying of wounds or illness) outside the Chattanooga hospital. They were buried with wooden markers to mark the grave. Those markers have deteriorated and are gone......there is also no written record of the names of those buried.......

All I have to say is......hmmmmmmm.........The mystery continues!!

I greatly appreciate the help from LastCav and CWGirl!!

Albert Sailhorst, Reenactor, Scott's TN Battery



 Posted: Wed Oct 26th, 2005 01:50 pm
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Albert -

Why don't you post everything you know about him here, especially his name and unit if known. Maybe someone can track him down for you....

 



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I do quite a bit of genealogy research.  I would be glad to look into it if you give me the info.  Maybe we can find something.

Mark

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His name is Albert Sailhorst. He enlisted in Bankhead's Battery (First Tennessee Light Artillery, Company B) in Memphis in May 1861, as a sergeant (Bankhead's Battery became Scott's Battery in June 1862). Members of Bankhead's/Scott's Battery were from Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Albert's Service Record show that he died in Selma, Alabama, at a hospital late summer of 1862. The service record also lists him as Died in Chattanooga of chronic diareah in late fall 1862 or early winter 1863 (I forget which, as I have his record at home, and I am at work now).

I have found no census listing for him, nor have I found a Widow's pension application (I don't know that he was married or not). I don't know where he was from, his occupation before the war, married or other family status. Basically, all I know is the unit he served and that he died of disease. I'd also like to know where he is buried.

My reason for desiring this information is because I am a reenactor with Scott's Battery, and my "First Person" is Albert Sailhorst. Out of respect to the real Albert Sailhorst, I'd like to know as much about him as possible. My fear is that he died alone, was buried alone, had no one to mourn him and ended up forgotten by history....I'd like to do his memory justice and remember a fallen hero....

Thanks!!

Albert Sailhorst, Reenactor, Scott's TN Battery



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http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/memrolls/snames.htmlj

Found this..............Still looking.

Mark

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Thanks, LastCav......

I appreciate your help!!

Albert Sailhorst, Reenactor, Scott's TN Battery



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http://www.angelfire.com/tn3/tenncompanyb/memphis_men_in_scott.htm

This site says that A. Sailhorst was a Sgt...............still looking.

Mark

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 Posted: Thu Oct 27th, 2005 06:45 pm
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Yes, that website is part of the website for the reenacting Unit that I am with....

Thanks!



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