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 Posted: Tue Dec 11th, 2007 12:44 am
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Joined: Mon Dec 10th, 2007
Location: Pennsylvania USA
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You are correct. Clayton (I misspelled his name previously) was a member of the 81st PA infantry.

In previous genealogies, it was mentioned that he was killed in the Battle of Farmville, so when I obtained the newspaper article, I was confused to see 'Battle of Petersburg' and the 'Weldon Railroad' mentioned.

I have also recently obtained records from the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington that contains a 'Casualty Sheet'. In it, it does state that the date of his death was in fact April 7, 1865.  Under 'battle of', it says 'not stated', but under 'remarks', it says 'killed in action April 7th 1865, near Farmville, VA.

It's becoming apparent that it was in fact the Battle of Farmville that resulted in his death, despite what the newspaper article reported.




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