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William Benjamin Booth enlisted as a Private in Co. G, 21st Virginia Calvary. He was born in 1839, the son of Richard Booth and Agnes Lee of Franklin Co. Va. (it may have been Pittsylvania Co. then). He was married to Mary Francis Witcher whose five brothers served in the CSA forces. My father recalls his father's last memory of his father, William Benjamin. He came home on leave from the War and when he left he took his son's horse. The only well fed and young horse on the farm. He was captured near Winchester, Va., sent to Harper's Ferry and from there to Camp Chase and died there February 21, 1865. His Grave # is 1364.
My greatgrandmother was bitter about her loss, my father recalls her letters from William telling of the local Union supporters driving out on Sunday afternoon to look at the starving and sick Confederate POWs. Our family lost almost everything and my father spent most of his life trying to regain the land that once belonged to the family. He was greatly influenced by my Greatgrandmother and taught me my first words "Damn Yankee". I think he was the last of a generation that actually knew people who lived through the War.
Source: D. Booth Gr. grandson

James H. Godby was a member of the 17th Virginia Cavalry, Company E. He was born on April 4, 1843 at Godby's Bluff, Virginia, which was situated on the east side of the New River across the mouth of Peak Creek. James enlisted at Narrows, Virginia. He was listed as being 21 years old, 5'9" tall, fair complexion, gray eyes, light hair and his occupation is given as farmer. James was captured at Moorefield, Virginia on August 7, 1864. He was first sent to Wheeling, West Virginia and then forwarded to Camp Chase, where he arrived on August 12, 1864. On October 24, 1864 Hames Godby died of small pox. His Grave # is 354.
Source: "The Men and Women of Camp Chase", by: The Hilltop Historical Society Columbus, Ohio; Edith M. Johnson/Gahanna, Ohio
17th Virginia Cavalry, CSA includes photos of service records, marker and Camp Chase Cemetery

Fred Price Harris enlisted as private in Company F., 2d Virginia Calvary. Fred was born in Bedford County, Virginia, Town of Liberty, now Bedford, Virginia, Circa 1832. Age 32, 5'11", fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair. School teacher, resident of Bedford County, Virginia. Fredrick Price Harris was married to Martha Eddie Whitten who gave birth to a son, Fredrick Price Harris Jr. The child was born while Fredrick Price Harris was in the Confederate Army. He never got to see his son. He enlisted at Barboursville on 8/16/62. Present through 10/62. Absent, detailed as Nurse in Hanover Academy Hospital, near Richmond, Virginia, 12/19/62 - 8/31/63. Absent, sick in Liberty hospital 2/3-6/64. Captured near Lexington, Virginia 6/11/64. Sent to Wheeling. Transferred to Camp Chase and died on 1/6/65. Fred Price Harris is buried at Camp Chase Cemetery and his grave # is 687.
Source: Gr. Gr. grandson Herbert E. Bledsoe

Fleming J. Tice enlisted as Corporal on August 22, 1863 in Co. G, 21st Virginia Cavalry. Fleming was born in Floyd Co. Va. to Manassah & Cynthia (Dodd) Tice. He was 58" tall, with dark hair and brown eyes. He was captured and sent to Camp Chase where he died of typhoid fever according to Army records [although family records state he died of smallpox] on January 21, 1865. His grave # is 829.
Source: Patrick Pearsey Cousin

Peter Young, Pvt. Co G, 37th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, was born about 1822 in Franklin County, Virginia and died November 7, 1864 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Peter was the son of Peter Young, Sr. and Malinda Mosley. Peter married Elizabeth Gallaspy/Glassphy on September 15, 1844 in Franklin County, Virginia. Elizabeth was the daughter of William Gallaspy/Glassphy and Allie Ann Wade. Children of Peter and Elizabeth (Gallaspy) Young were James, Abbey, Thomas, Stephen, David Crockett, Octavia, Robert Mitchell and Peter.
Peter enlisted as Pvt, Co G, 37th Battalion Virginia Cavalry on June 1, 1864 at Salem, Virginia for the period of the war. Was captured August 7, 1864 at Moorefield, Virginia by General Averell. Peter was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio August 11, 1864 where he died from small pox on November 7, 1864. His grave is # 423. See Peter Young's
Service Records
Submitted by: Denver D. Gray, Jr. of Ashville, Ohio, Great Great Grandson of Peter Young.

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