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Re: Drumwright's of Boyton, Mecklenburg, Va
Posted by: John Austin (ID *****3237) Date: January 02, 2012 at 16:17:23
In Reply to: Re: Drumwright's of Boyton, Mecklenburg, Va by regina drumwright of 87

We are distant relatives - JE Drumwirht was a member of 2nd. S-12 Battalion Va. Light Artillery. Wounded & captured January 8, 1864 at Petersburg (According to Drumright Family Tree

Listed in Company A 2nd, 12th Battalion, Va. Light Artillery on:

http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/artillery/rosters/12th_bn_lite_arty_rost_a_2nd.html

It is also referred to as Sturdivant's Battery and operated separately from other portions of the 12th.

According to actual newspaper accounts, JE Drumwirght was actually captured in June, 1864. The account is described in the The Daily Dispatch: June 20, 1864., [Electronic resource]:

http://perseus.alpheios.net/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:2006.05.1097:article%3Dpos%3D2

"The following is a list of the casualties in Sturdivant's Battery, of Richmond, in the fight of Wednesday:

Wounded. Lieut. W. H. Weisiger, in thigh, Lieut. B. H. Gorrell, in two places; Corporal J. S. S. Casler, in neck, slightly; James T. Rippetoe, in the hip, slightly; B. C. Hall, hurt by a wounded horse; Wm. J. Jacobs, slightly by a concussion from a shell; J. D. Carver, wounded and missing. Missing and supposed to be captured: Capt. N. A. Sturdivant; privates J. W. Munday; J. R. Ferguson, Harvey Shepherd, E. A. Thacker and J. E. Drumwright.

Two pieces of the battery were captured, and fifteen horses killed and captured."

I have JE's parents listed as William M Drumwright and Christine Carver - I think the source is the Drumwright book.


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