John Frink Smith van Bokkelen(1842 - 1863)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enrolled at Harvard from Wilmington, NC in 1859 (class of 1863), but left in early 1861 and returned South. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company D, 3rd North Carolina Infantry on 16 May 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 25 April 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was acting Regimental Adjutant on the Maryland Campaign.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Captain of the Company to date from 17 September 1862. He was wounded in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 5 May 1863 and died in a hospital in Richmond, VA at age 21 on 22 June 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from Moore1. Life dates and further detail from his gravesite on Findagrave. His picture from one in Clark2.
|Birth Date: 03/29/1842 Place of Birth: New Berne, NC |
College: Harvard College
Death Date: 06/22/1863 Death Place: Richmond, VA Burial Place: Oakdale Cemetery, Wilimington, NC
1 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pg. 92 [AotW citation 9775]
2 Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 1, pg. 177 [AotW citation 9776]
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