Hiram Corey, 85th NY Vols.

The following was contributed by Amy Thomas, whose husband's 3-g-uncle's regiment fought
at the Battle of Seven Pines/Fair Oaks.

My husband's 3-g-uncle, Hiram Corey, was a member of the 85th NY Vols., Co. G.  They were nicknamed the
"Plymouth Pilgrims."  Hiram was from Jerusalem, NY, Yates County.  He moved up the ranks and later was promoted
to sergeant.  The 85th fought in the Battle of Plymouth, NC, April 17-20, 1864, where, afterward, 22 officers and 478
enlisted men were missing.  Hiram ended up a POW at Andersonville, GA, then later transferred to Florence, SC,
where he died on November 8th, 1864.  Hiram Corey is pictured above.

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This information was contributed by Carol Botteron about her ancestor, who served with two
Mass Regiments and, later, an Ohio Regiment..

My ancestor, Egbert Oswald Hixon, after his service with the 8th Mass. Regiment, "Minute Men of '61," re-enlisted as
a private of the 1st Company Massachusetts Volunteer Sharpshooters (Andrew Sharpshooters), who were attached
to the 15th, 20th and 19th Regiments of Mass. Volunteer Infantry.  He reportedly deserted on September 4, 1862 and
later re-enlisted in Ohio under the name Hicks.  He died in November, 1864, from malaria that he had caught during
the Peninsular Campaign.

His diary entries for May 31 - June 1 (Battle of Seven Pines):

Sat. 31: cloudy, got a letter from home & wrote one, heard heavy firing toward R. our Div. moved about 2 o'clock had a
forced march 4 or 5 miles.  had a big fight with the rebs; never saw such fighting before.

June, 1862
Sun. 1
laid out all night, it rained this morn.  the rebs opened the bull (?).  the battle lasted about 4 hours, a great many were
killed on both sides.  camped out in the woods.  had 2 alarms but slept pretty well.

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Ken Brown contributed the following information concerning Stokes County, NC soldiers who
died at Seven Pines.

Co H, 22nd Reg, NC Inf, (Stokes Boys) raised in Stokes County on 6/1/1861.

John C. Corn, Pvt; killed in action 5/31/1862

Sam dodson, Pvt.; wounded 5/31/1862; died of his wounds 7/23/1862

Richard Hutcherson, Pvt.; wounded 5/31/1862; died of his wounds 6/5/1862

William H. Martin, Pvt; killed in action 5/31/1862

Joshua D. Ziglar, 2nd Lt.; killed in action 5/31/1862

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The following was contributed by Carolyn Carey about a soldier who finally came home in 1998!

William Thomas Overby, 7th GA Reg Co A, raised in Newnan, Coweta County, GA.
William Overby servedf with the 7th through 1st Manassas, the Peninsular Campaign, including Seven Pines and 2nd
Manassas.  At this battle, he was severely wouwnded and was unable to continue with his Regiment.  He then
worked as a nurse in hospitals, principally in Moseby's Confederacy.  He began riding with Moseby on raids and on
9/23/1864, he was captured at Fort Royal, Warren County, VA, and he was hung.  He was buried with one of his
friends, who had, also, been hung.  In December, 1997, the Commonwealth of Virginia finally agreed to allow his
disinterment and in January, 1998, we had quite a re-interment ceremony in Newnan, with a crowd of 1,500 people.

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Leslie Allen Cofer contributed the following about his g-uncle, who was killed in the Battle of
Seven Pines.

My G-Uncle, Rowland D. Cofer, was killed at Seven Pines.  Rowland ws born about 1842 in Bedford County, VA.  When
the conflict broke out, he was living in Nicholas County, VA (now WV).  Rowland, along with his five brothers, joined
the Confederate Army, most likely enlisting in Lynchburg, VA.  During the Battle of Seven Pines, he was killed.  
Rowland's remains were never recoverd, his final resting place is unknown.   Any queries regarding Rowland Cofer
or other Cofers would be welcom.

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Mary O'Connell shared this information about the brothers of her g-g-grandmother.

Marcus Layfayette Fulbright, son of Aaron Fulbright and Isabella Haynes, died June 25, 1862, from wounds he
received at the Battle of Seven Pines.  Marcus Fulbright enlisted as a Private on May 31, 1861, in Haywood County,
NC, at the age of 18, in Co C, 25thNC  Inf Reg and died on June 25, 1862 in King's School House, VA, according to the
North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865, A Roster (NC Roster C), published in 1993.  Marcus was a brother of my
Martha Fulbright, who married William Kelly McGee.  Marcus was married to Samantha Wade and
they had two children.
Marcus' brother,
Alfred Calloway Fulbright, enlisted as a Private in the 25th NC Inf Reg, Co C and was reportedly killed
in the Civil War.  I have no further information about his death.  Alfred was married  to
Sarah Jane Cooper and they
had three children.   
Marcus and Alfred's father,
Aaron Fulbright, also, enlisted as a Private on June 22, 1861 in the 19th GA Inf Reg, Co I.  
He was listed as a POW on December 13, 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA; and listed as exchanged on May 13, 1863 at
City Point, VA.  This information was taken from Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865 (GA Roster C),
published in 1955-58 by Longino and Porter.  

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The following was contributed by Nancy Waller Inmon, whose g-grandfather was at the Battle
of Seven Pines.

My G-Grandfather, Richard B. Waller, was a Provost Guard with 2nd FL Reg, Co D.  He was present at the surrender at
Appomattox.  He is buried in New Hope Cemetery, Citrus County, FL.

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Lamar Chapman contributed the following information about his wife's g-grandfather.

My wife's G-Grandfather, James A. Denney, was a member of Co D, 35th Reg, GA Vol Inf from Head and Troup
Counties in GA.  He was wounded in the Battle of Seven Pines on May 31, 1862.

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Genie Allen Usher submitted this information about her 2 g-grandfather, who died in the
Battle of Seven Pines

My G-G-Grandfather, Matthew Tolbert Allen, was in the 6th AL Inf Reg, Co A.  He enlisted in Henry County, AL on May 5,
1862 and died in the Battle of Seven Pines on May 31, 1862.  A friend of his named
Jim Crawford, was with him when
he died.  Jim survived and later told Matthew's son this story:  Jim was shot in the mouth at the same time that
Matthew was shot fatally in the stomach.  Just before he died, Matthew said, "If I was as sure of living as you are, I'd
be happy."  Soldiers came to take away the wounded and the last Jim saw of Matthew, he was lying there, dead on
the battlefield.  Matthew's death was verified, and his allowance paid to his widow, Frances Blackshear Allen, of
Columbia, AL.  This information was given to me by another family historian.  Matthew was married to
Mourning Blackshear
and they had five children.  I am descended from their son, James David Allen.

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The following was contributed by Edward Jordan Lanham, about a missing relative who never
arrived back home.

Pvt. Notley Lanham, 45th GA Reg Inf Co G, was wounded at Spotsylvania in 1864, became a POW and was
transferred to Lincoln Hospital in Washington, DC.  He signed the oath on July 18, 1865.  Notley never made it back
home to his wife and family in Macon, GA.  Where are you?

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Carolyn Timmann sent this concerning her 3-g-grand-uncle's memoirs.

My 3-G-Grand-Uncle, Eward Porter Alexander, wrote about the Battle of Seven Pines and included some personal
commentary about a few of the wounded and killed.  Excerpts are contained in an edited volume of his memoirs:
"Fighting for the Confederacy" (pp. 83-89); Gary W. Gallagher, ed.  U. of N.C. Press, 1989.

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Hal Sharpe shared the following information about four NC Regiments.

The four NC Regiments of the Pender/Scales Brigade which participated at the Battle of Seven Pines were:
13th Regiment
16th Regiment
22nd Regiment
34th Regiment
Hal very kindly contributed a list of all the Confederate Regiments which were in the Battle of Seven Pines!  I'll list
those on the Regiments Page soon.  Thank you, Hal!
Visit Hal's website on the Pender/Scales Brigade:

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This was shared by Cheryl Garrett, who had three g-g-g-uncles at the battle.

Three of my GGG-Uncles were in Co. C, 35th GA Infantry Regiment, from Campbell  County, GA.  They were:  4th
Corporal John A. Lane, who was killed in the Battle of Seven Pines on May 31, 1862;  Private Joel B. Lane, who died
on June 29, 1862; and Private Richard Q. Lane, who died September 17, 1862.  All three were sons of Francis Asbury
Lane and Martha Thompson.

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The g-grandfather of Edward Harding's wife participated in the battle.

Bryan Grimes, from Pitt County, North Carolina, was a Colonel of the NC 4th Regiment at the Battle of Seven Pines.  It
was from his gallantry there and in other battles that Major General D. H. Hill recommended him for promotion to the
rank of Brigadier General.  On March 10, 1863, Hill wrote:
"Col. Grimes led the Fourth with the most distinguished gallantry at Seven Pines, and in all the subsequent battles of
the year 1862, except Sharpsburg, when he was ill.  He has been in many pitched battles, and has behaved most
gallantly in them all.  I think that he has seen more service than any colonel from North Carolina.  His gallantry, ripe
experience, admirable training, intelligence and moral worth, constitute strong claims for promotion."
Although his promotion to brigadier general was still a year away, Hill's acknowledgment of the 35 year old colonel
served notice of both Grimes' abilities and the force of his personality.  Bryan Grimes ended his military career at the
rank of Major General, being the last Major General to be appointed by Robert E. Lee.

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The following is from John E. Cottie, whose g-grandfater was in the battle.

My gr-grandfather, Pvt. Cullen Horne Cottie, was in Co. B., 17th GA, which was in Macguder's or Hill's Divison.  Cullen
was killed at Malvern Hill.  His brother, Obediah, was also in the 17th Division.  I have never been able to find Cullen's

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This was submitted by Michael Little, whose g-g-grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Little, fought
at 7 Pines.

My G-G-Grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Little, participated in the Battle of Seven Pines as a
member of Company E, 12th Alabama Regiment.  Pension papers indicate he was wounded in
seventeen places on his body.  My last documented record shows Thomas J. Little living with
his son, Robert E. Lee Little, in Omaha, TX in 1910 (1910 U.S. Census; Morris County, TX).  By
1920, he is gone.  I have never found a record of his death or the location of his grave.  A
granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson Little stated that Jeff Little died near Paris, TX.

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