The Confederate Tribute

                             Newsletter

                                                  of the

       Adopt a Confederate Program

November 13, 2008

Volume 4

 

 

In This Issue

·    Confederate of the Month

·    Recent Archive Updates

·    Recent Adoptions

·    Upcoming Events

Links

Adopt a Confederate Program Web Page

Contact Us

Confederate of the Month

 

James LeMates, born in Baltimore circa 1832, enlisted at Harpers Ferry on May 21, 1861.  He was present September 1861 through April 1862.  He then reenlisted in Co. E, 2nd Md. Inf. on September 14, 1862.  Pvt. LeMates was wounded in action (left shoulder) and captured at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863.  Sent to David's Island, N.Y., he was exchanged in November of 1863.  Pvt. LeMates was admitted to a Richmond hospital on November 24, 1863 and furloughed on December 2, 1863.  Pvt. LeMates was then captured at Weldon R. R. on August 19, 1864 and sent to Point Lookout.  Exchanged again on March 14, 1865, he was paroled at Richmond on May 8, 1865.  Pvt. LeMates was a member of the Army & Navy Society, Maryland Line Association.  He entered the Old Soldiers' Home, Pikesville, Md. on June 6, 1899 at age 67.  James LeMates died there on April 20, 1901 age 69.  He was interred on Confederate Hill (Plot G-32), Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore.

 

Information gathered from:

 

1st and 2nd Maryland Infantry, CSA by Robert J. Driver, Jr., Heritage Books, Inc. 2003 Page 460

 

Annual Candlelight Dinner

 

Each year, for the past 22 years, the Gilmor Camp has held a dinner at the Hopkins Club on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.  The Hopkins Club has been a natural place to hold these dinners as Sidney Lanier, the “poet laureate” of the Confederacy, taught at Johns Hopkins.  There is even a bronze and granite monument to Lanier on the campus.

 

The central event of each of these dinners has been the lighting of a candle by each guest, in honor of an ancestor or other selected Confederate veteran.  During the last several dinners, we have encouraged our guests to read the name of a selected veteran interred on “Confederate Hill” and in need of a supplemental marker.

 

As a result, we have received donations to adopt a number of veterans through the Adopt a Confederate Program.  So far this year, we have received donations to adopt five veterans as a direct result of the Candlelight Dinner.

 

One of the adoptions was made by Jerry and Marianne Bayer (see photograph to the left).  Jerry is the past Maryland Division Commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and a long-time supporter of the Adopt a Confederate Program.

 

C. S. HOFFMAN,  lot unknown, no marker   Jackson’s Co. GA Inf.

Died 15 March 1878 at age 51 years

 

U.S. Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865

 

C.S. Hoffman

Confederate  GA

Jackson’s Co. Ga. Inf

Rank in and out: Private

M226  roll 29

 

The Sun paper 18 March 1878

The remains of the Confederate Soldier Charles Samuel Hoffman, who died in a cell in the middle district station house, were interred on Saturday in the Confederate lot at Loudon Park Cemetery with appropriate religious ceremonies. Rev. F.S. Hipkins, assistant rector of Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, read the service of the Episcopal Church.  A certificate was found on the remains from an Episcopl minister in Louisville, Kentucky, stating that Mr. Hoffman was a member in good standing in the Episcopal Church in 1874. He leaves a wife and two children in Georgia. After the interment the grave was strewn with flowers by persons in attendance, among them Gen. Geo. H. Steuart and Dr. J. P. Thom.

 

63)  Courtesy Ms. Ms. Lisa Lockett.

 

 

EDWARD A. SHEETS, lot B-73, Co. D, 2nd KY Cav

Died 3 Jan 1908 , aged 71 years

 

1900 U.S. Federal Census, Maryland, Baltimore ED 3, District 27

Maryland Line Confederate Soldier’s Home

 

SHEEKS, E.A. born June 1831, age 68, widowed, born Md. Parents born Germany.

 

The Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers’ Home and Confederate Veteran’s Organizations in Maryland by Daniel Carroll Toomey

 

Edward Adolphus SHEEKS

Born at Baltimore City, Enlisted June 1862 at Knxville, TN, in Company D, Second Kentucky Cavalry as a private. Captured at Mt. Sterling, KY, Taken to Cincinnati, then to Camp Chase and finally to Johnson’s Island where I remained 10 months. Paroled May 12, 1865. In battles of Chickamauga, McElmore’s Cove, Bean’s Station and other actions in which my command was engaged.

 

63)  Courtesy Ms. Ms. Lisa Lockett.

 

 

HENRY S. ADAMS, F-20, Co. E., 1st Md. Inf.

Died 21 August 1893, aged 72 years

 

U.S. Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865

Henry Adams

Confederate MD

1 Md. Inf., Co. E

Rank in and out: Private

M379  roll 1

 

American Civil War Soldiers

Henry Adams

Confederate MD

Private

Co. E, 1 Md. Inf

 

The Sun paper, 23 August 1893

ADAMS- At the Confederate Home, Pikesville, on August 21, 1898, HENRY S. ADAMS. Interment at Loudon Park on this Wednesday August 2? At 11 A.M.

 

1870 US Federal census, Md, Carroll, District 5

Adams, S. Henry, 49, ret. Silver smith, born Dist. Of Colum.

Adams, Margaret, 43,                                     Md

Adams, Mary A.,  18,                                     Md

Adams, Anna        13                                      Md

 

1880 US Federal census, Md., Baltimore, district 89

Adams, Henry S., 58, married, silver smith  born VA, parents born VA

 

63)  Courtesy Ms. Ms. Lisa Lockett.

 

 

 

ALEXANDER R. HOPKINS, E-30, Md. 4th Md Art. (Chesapeake)

 

U.S. Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865

Alexander R. Hopkins

Confederate Md

4th Battery Md Art

Rank in and out: Corporal

M379  roll 1

 

American Civil War Soldiers

Alexander Hopkins

Confederate  MD

Enlisted as a Corporal in 4th Light Artillery Reg. Md.

 

63)  Courtesy Ms. Ms. Lisa Lockett.

 

 

 

JOSEPH HUMMER, E-7a, no marker, MD Cav.

Obituary is in report #44, Dec. 1897

 

US Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865

Joseph Hummer

Confederate  MD

1 Md Cav., Co. F

 

American Civil War Soldiers

Joseph Hummer

Confederate  Md

Enlisted as a Private in Co. F, 1st Battn Cav. Reg Md

 

63)  Courtesy Ms. Ms. Lisa Lockett.

 

 

GRESHAM HOUGH, F-28, 1st Md. Inf

 

US Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865

Gresham Hough

Confederate Md

1st Md Inf, Co. H

Rank in and out: Private

M379  roll 1

 

American Civil War Soldiers

Gresham Hough

Confederate  Md

Enlisted as Private in Co. H, 1st Inf. Reg Md

 

US Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865

Gresham Hough

Confederate Md

1st Md Cav, Co. A

Rank in and out: Private

M379  roll 1

 

American Civil War Soldiers

Gresham Hough

Confederate Md

Enlisted as Private in Co. A, 1st Battn Cav Reg Md

 

Paper: Critic Record, 3 Dec 1885

Government Gossip-A Recapitulation of the November Debt Statement, Patent Office Promotions, Signs of Reviving

New Chief of Division-GRESHAM HOUGH of Maryland has been appointed a chief of division in the Sixth Auditor’s Office

 

63)  Courtesy Ms. Ms. Lisa Lockett.

 

 

MICHAEL HOLLAND, E-01, Co. I, 6th VA Inf

 

US Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865

Michael Holland

Confederate VA

6 VA Inf., Co. I

Rank in and out: Private

M382  roll 27

 

American Civil War Soldiers

Michael Holland

Enlisted 9 May 1861 at Richmond, VA

Confederate VA

Death date: 24 Oct 1891

Co. I, 6th Inf. Reg. VA

 

63)  Courtesy Ms. Ms. Lisa Lockett.

 

 

WILLIAM HINTON NORFOLK, F-31, Co. A, 1st Md Inf

 

US Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865

W. Hinton Norfolk

Confederate Md

Weston’s Batt’n Md, Co. A

Rank in and out: Private

M379 roll 2

 

William H. Norfolk

Confederate Md

1 Md Inf, Co. C

Rank in and out: Private

M379 roll 2

 

American Civil War Soldiers

William Norfolk

Confederate md

Enlisted as Private in co. C, 1st Md Inf Reg

 

63)  Courtesy Ms. Ms. Lisa Lockett.

 

 

The veterans listed below have been adopted over the past few months and their markers will be installed and dedicated next year.  The dedications will take place in conjunction with Confederate Memorial Day ceremonies on June 6, 2009 at Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore.

 

Adopted Veteran

Unit

Plot

Marker

AUSTIN, Pvt. M.G.

B-83

Co. B, 21st VA Inf.

Unreadable

BAXTER, Pvt. George O.

F-05

Cooper's Bty.

Unreadable

BOYD, Pvt. John A.

C-66

Co. B, 13th NC Inf.

Unreadable

BRISCOE, Pvt. John H.

G-13

1st MD Art.

Unreadable

CANUP, Pvt. Benjamin F.

B-88

Co. K, 8th NC Inf.

Unreadable

COOK, Pvt. William S.

F-24

Co. E, 5th VA Cav.

Unreadable

COX, Pvt. Thomas

D-69

Co. A, 21st VA Inf.

Unreadable

CULBRETH, John

D-60

Breathed's Bty.

Unreadable

DALY, John

E-24

Co. D, 2nd MD Cav.

Unreadable

FOOT, J.G.

D-04

Co. K, 42nd VA

Barely Readable

FORT, Pvt. W.E.

E-29

Co. G, 12th NC Inf.

Unreadable

GARDEN, Pvt. Alexander

C-85

Co. G, 56th VA Inf.

Unreadable

GRIDLIN, Lt. Jacob H.

G-05

Co. A, 30th VA Inf.

Unreadable

HAGAN, John A.

D-01

Co. F, 1st MD Inf.

Unreadable

HAWKINS, Pvt. Joseph J.

G-04

Co. H, 7th NC Inf.

Unreadable

HOLLAND, Pvt. Michael

E-01

Co. I, 6th VA Inf.

Unreadable

KONIG, Henry H.

E-12

Co. F, 1st MD Cav.

Unreadable

LACKLAND, Sgt. William L.

E-60

Co. E, 6th LA Inf.

Unreadable

LANE, Pvt. Benjamin A.

F-25

Co. A, 30th VA Inf.

Unreadable

LIGHT, Pvt. George W.

C-64

Co. H, 14th VA Inf.

Unreadable

LOMAX, Pvt. Thomas Lunford

I-03

Co. K, 30th VA Inf.

Unreadable

MARRIOTT, Henry

E-54

Co. E, 2nd MD Cav.

Unreadable

MARTIN, Capt. Patrick H.

F-77

Co. B, 21st VA Inf.

Unreadable

McAVOY, Pvt. Joseph V.

B-91

Co. D, 22nd MS Inf.

Unreadable

MIMS, Pvt. John R.

D-65

Co. E, 11th MS Inf.

Unreadable

MOORE, Pvt. William H.

G-16

Co. H, 3rd VA Cav.

Unreadable

MUNGO, Pvt. Edwin Maxcy

D-28

Co. A, 4th SC Cav.

Unreadable

ORLIFF, H.J.

C-21

Co. D, 11th GA

Barely Readable

OWENS, J.S.

F-62

MD

Unreadable

PAYNE, Pvt. Joseph T.

E-22

Co. C, 38th VA Inf.

Unreadable

PHILIPS, Pvt. Benjamin W.

A-46

Co. E, 5th FL Inf.

Unreadable

PRICE, Cpl. Adrian D.

F-35

Co. B, 21st VA Inf.

Unreadable

RAY, Pvt. John P.

A-20

Co. E, 8th FL Inf.

Fairly Readable

ROBERTSON, Sur. Fenwick

C-59

Jackson Hospital

Fairly Readable

ROSS, Pvt. James A.

D-45

Co. A, 8th FL Inf.

Barely Readable

SCOTT, Sgt. Channing M.

F-08

Co. B, 2nd MD Cav.

Barely Readable

SIMPSON, John A.

H-03

Co. D, 1st MD Inf.

Barely Readable

SMITH, Cpl. Samuel

G-19

Co. B, 9th VA Inf.

Unreadable

SMITH, Pvt. David G.

D-49

Co. I, 11th NC Inf.

Unreadable

SMITH, Pvt. W.B.

D-75

Co. A, 7th GA Inf.

Unreadable

SYDNOR, Capt. A. Judson

G-01

Co. B, 40th VA Inf.

Unreadable

TANERA, Pvt. Frank

G-27

Co. H, 47th VA Inf.

Unreadable

TAYLOR, Pvt. H.P.

D-10

Co. E, 7th GA Cav.

Unreadable

TEEMS, Pvt. Daniel

D-08

Co. G, 35th GA Inf.

Unreadable

THOMPSON, Pvt. E. Jeff

C-95

Co. G, 8th LA Inf. & 8th VA

Unreadable

UNKNOWN

B-84

Unknown

Unreadable

WALKER, Pvt. Charles

B-95

Co. K, 49th GA Inf.

Unreadable

WEST, Pvt. Benjamin Strawther

J-08

Co. A, 9th VA Cav.

Unreadable

WILLIAMSON, 2nd LT. S.A.

C-83

Co. E, 21st NC Inf.

Unreadable

YERBY, Cpl. William Henry

C-71

Co. C, 32nd VA Inf.

Unreadable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 12, 2008 - 7:30 PM

Gilmor Camp Meeting

November 22, 2008 - 1 PM

Remembrance Day Parade, Gettysburg, PA

December 6, 2008 - 6 PM

Antietam Memorial Illumination

December 10, 2008 - 7:30 PM

Gilmor Camp Meeting

February 7, 2009 - 7 PM

Gilmor Camp Bull & Oyster Roast