Christopher C. CherryHome State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Henrico County, he enlisted as a Private and was promoted to First Sergeant by Sharpsburg.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was paroled on 27 September but died of wounds on 10 October 1862.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1. Further details and corrections from Adam Zimmerli, whose research sources included:
15th VA Infantry Co. A Roster at the Library of Virginia - which lists Cherry as killed in action; NPS' Soldiers & Sailors Database; Virginia Military Dead2; Stotelmyer's Bivouacs of the Dead3.
Death Date: 10/10/1862 Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
1 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials , Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 4436]
3 Stotelmyer, Steven R., The Bivouacs of the Dead: The story of those who died at Antietam and South Mountain, Baltimore: Toomey Press, 1992, pg. 82 [AotW citation 8843]
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