More From Danville National Cemetery

In November 2013 I wrote about Civil War prisoners who died in Danville’s prison camps or military hospitals. While I’m far from being finished with the task of photographing and researching these Union and Confederate soldiers’ backgrounds, here are a few more of their stories. The majority of the men in this post also died in Danville’s military hospitals from diseases caused by or worsened by their deplorable living conditions and medical care.

William J. Yarham of Ohio, d. Jan. 22 or 23, 1864 of variola (smallpox) in “G.H.” (general hospital)
John Beath of Ohio, b. 1842, Captured: Sep 20, 1863 at Chickamagua,GA, d. Dec. 10, 1863 in the Rebel Hospital at Danville of chronic diarrhea
Elihu Billings of Indiana, d. Dec. 6, 1863 in the Rebel Hospital of pneumonia
Thomas G. Robertson of Illinois, d. Jan 21, 1864
O. Bartlett of Michigan, d. Jan. 26, 1864 of “sickness”
Hiram George of Massachusetts, d. Aug. 21, 1864, COD not listed
Benjamin Wheater of NY, d. Aug. 13, 1864 in “G.H. No. 2” of chronic diarrhea
P.J. Dedrick of Ohio, d. Mar. 16, 1864 in the Rebel Hospital of acute diarrhea
William Pettyplace, d. Mar. 16, 1864 of smallpox
Adolphus G. Patterson of Ohio, d. June 1, 1861 in the Rebel Hospital of chronic diarrhea
James Curn of Michigan, d. Mar. 28, 1864 of acute diarrhea
Joseph Farley, d. June 10, 1864 in the General Hospital of chronic diarrhea
E.E. Willitt of Wisconsin, d. Mar. 28, 1864 of “Ascites”
Mark Dickerson of Illinois, d. June 22, 1864 in the General Hospital from scorbutus (scurvy)
Harrison Nay of Illinois, d. June 26, 1864 in the General Hospital, also from scorbutus
A.A. Schock of Michigan, d. Mar. 2, 1864 of anasarca
Delien F. Hill of Michigan, cause of death: variola
Levi Decker of Pennsylvania, d. Feb. 13, 1864 in the General Hospital from “feb. typhoid”
Enos Marshall of Kentucky, d. April 19, 1864 in the General Hospital of Chronic diarrhea
H. Stewart (Steward?) of W. VA, d. Dec. 31, 1863 in the Rebel Gen. Hospital of Smallpox
Jesse Parks Tinker of TN, d. Dec. 21, 1863
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