Names by State of Service
Ohio - Wisconsin
United States Infantry
United States Navy
The following is a list of soldiers and civilians, a number of whom independent research has determined were originally buried on Shockoe Hill. Alternatively, those individuals believed to have been buried there based on available evidence, but where definitive proof is lacking, are marked as "POSSIBLE." All ranks are Private and all service branches are Infantry unless otherwise noted.
Gibbs, William: 7th OH, Co. "E"; appears on marker as "William Gibbs"; captured at Cross Lanes, VA (later WV) 26 AUG 1861; buried 6 DEC 1861
Lemon, James: 24 th OH, Co. "B"; appears on marker as "James Lemon"; buried 23 DEC 1861
Truxall, J.: 25th OH, Co. "D"; appears on marker as "J Trexall"; captured at Cheat Mountain, VA (later WV); buried 24 OCT 1861
Ashbore, Theodore: 71st PA - see 1st CA
Batt, William: 71st PA - see 1st CA
Bishop, William G.: 11th PA, Co. "C"; appears on marker as "William G. Bishop"; died 17 DEC 1861
Harris, James D.: 1st SGT, 101st PA, Co. "H"; appears on marker as "James D Harris"; captured at Seven Pines 31 MAY 1862; buried 19 JUN 1862
Klepper, W.H.: 101st PA, Co. "H"; appears on marker as "W H Kleeper"; captured at Seven Pines 31 MAY 1862; buried 19 JUN 1862
McMenamin, Robert: 71st PA - see 1st CA
Nichuals, Joshua L: 71st PA - see 1st CA
O'Brian, George: SGT, 61st PA, Co. "F"; appears on marker as "George O. Bryan"; wounded 11 JUN 1862, buried 17 JUN 1862
Silk, Thomas (POSSIBLE): 61st PA, Co. "F": captured at Seven Pines 31 May 1862; died 26 June 1862
Stiteler, Samuel E.: 61st PA, Co. "E": appears on marker as "Samuel E Statin"; buried 19 JUN 1862
Stroh, George: 61st PA, Co. "D"; appears on marker as "George Stol"; buried 8 JUN 1862
"Discovering this new information has literally taken my
breath away. Your work has solved a mystery I have been
trying to solve for over twenty years.... It is now easier to
piece together my family history and know that someone
has finally found him and has acknowledged his service."
-Carol L. Stroh, great-great-grandniece of Pvt. Stroh, September 2006
Cobb, J.N. (POSSIBLE): 2nd RI, Co. "C"; died 12 Aug 1861
Rodman, Issac: 2nd RI, Co. "E"; died c. 25 SEP 1861
Gowing, John (POSSIBLE): 2nd VT, Co. "D"; captured at First Manassas 21 JUL 1861; died 21 AUG 1861
Labay, Joseph: 3rd VT, Co. "D": appears on marker as "James Lebery"; captured at Yorktown 16 APR 1862; died 21 APR 1862
"It was pure fate that I ran across Joseph's name [on this website]....There has been a lot of speculation of what could have ever happened to
Joseph....The sad thing is, as far as I know Peter and Jane [his
parents] never did know what happened to their oldest son....It is
almost like Joseph wanted to be finally found."
-Raymond LaBay, great-great-grandnephew of Joseph LaBay/Labay, April 2005.
Sweetland, Samuel: 3rd VT, Co. "D"; appears on marker as "James Sweetland"; captured at Yorktown 16 APR 1862; died 5 MAY 1862
Hall, James: 1st WVA CAV, Co. "F": appears on marker as "James Hall"; captured 10 NOV 1861; died 26 FEB 1862
Chrystie, John P. (POSSIBLE): 2nd WI, Co. "G"; captured at First Manassas 21 July 1861; died 11 AUG 1861
Fuqua, Belknap (POSSIBLE): 2nd WI, Cp. "C"; captured at First Manassas 21 JUL 1861; died 19 AUG 1861
Hamilton, John (POSSIBLE): CPL, 2nd WI, Co. "D"; captured at First Manassas 21 JUL 1861
Reed, E.L.: 2nd WI, Co. "H"; captured at First Manassas 21 JUL 1861; died 23 OCT 1861
Trowbridge, Charles E.: 2nd WI, Co. "H"; appears on marker as "Charles E. Throwbridge"; captured at First Manassas 21 JUL 1861; buried 9 OCT 1861
"JULY 30 : Today I formed the acquaintance of a young man
named Trowbridge...and find that he is a cousin of a school-mate
of mine....He is sick today, and I am taking care of him...
SEPTEMBER 11th: Soon after I left the prison, and came to the
hospital, Charley, with a number of others, was moved to another
building....Here they suffered still more for the want of rations...
he sometimes sent his haversack [asking for food to be sent
back]....We loved each other like brothers, and of course I never
let his haversack go back empty."
"SEPTEMBER 21st: Orders were, to be ready to start [for New
Orleans] at 3 o'clock this morning....My friend Trowbridge was
not to go. I tried to persuade him that we should not be parted,
but he felt too weak to undertake the journey. He though that he
would soon go home....And so we parted....In two weeks after
I left him, he starved to death."
-C.B. Fairchild, "History of the Twenty-Seventh Regiment
of New York Volunteers" (1888), pp. 189-212.
UNITED STATES INFANTRY
Cunningham, James: 8th US, Co. "G"; appears on marker as "James Cunningham"; captured at First Manassas 21 JUL 1861; buried 22 OCT 1861
UNITED STATES NAVY (possible)
Albrecht, John: Ship "Jarvis"; appears on marker as "Joseph Albright"; buried 9 DEC 1861
I estimate that between 80 and 100, of the 661 persons persons identified in the interment records as "a soldier of the Federal Army", were not soldiers - they were instead civilians from around Virginia. It is likely that most of them were held captive because they exhibited Unionist sympathies, or as one Richmond newspaper termed it, "Yankee proclivities." Many no doubt were involved in open acts of defiance to Confederate authorities.
Adams, Samuel, of Mathews County: appears on marker as "James Adams"; died 16 APR 1862
Adkins, John: appears on marker as "Joseph Adkins"; died 18 JUN 1862
Armstrong, William Thomas, of Fayette Co.: appears on marker as "William T. Armstrong"; buried 17 JAN 1862
Brown, John: appears on marker as "John Brown"; buried 11 DEC 1862
Combs, Lewis, of Wayne Co.: appears on marker as "L Combs"; died 8 DEC 1861
Dixon, Leroy: appears on marker as "Leroy Dison"; died 17 APR 1862
Farland, George, of Wayne Co.: appears on marker as "George Farland"; buried 16 NOV 1861
Gerrald, Simeon, of Wayne Co.: appears on marker as "Simon Gerrald"; buried 14 OCT 1861
Newcombe, Israel B., of Fairfax Co.: died 24 NOV 1861
Sites, Joel, of Wayne Co.: appears on marker as "Setes Soel"; buried 16 NOV 1861
Tennison, H., of Fairfax County: died 3 FEB 1862
Walkup, William: appears on marker as "William Walcup"; buried 14 NOV 1861
Webster, Timothy: executed by hanging 29 APR 1862 after being found guilty of espionage. An English immigrant, he became an operative of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency and one of the top federal spies in the South. He had been instrumental in uncovering and foiling the plot to assassinate Lincoln on the president-elect's journey to Washington in 1861. Later, traveling between Baltimore and Richmond as an employee of the Confederate War Department, he provided much valuable information until his capture in February 1862.
"He was a well-educated, athletic and handsome young man...when I
took his hand he said to me: 'You have been very kind to me...I have only one more request...that will you go with me, pray for me at that scaffold, and stay with me to the last.'....He was as brave a
man as I ever met, and with perfect self-possession mounted the
scaffold, and, glancing at the rope and the distance to the ground,
quietly said to the marshall...'Please make the fall longer!' I trembled
more than he did, and so did many brave hearts among the guards
when the drop fell."
-The Rev. J.L. Burrows, D.D., "Recollections of Libby Prison,"
Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol XI (Feb-Mar 1883).