The Cumberland Grays, Company D, Twenty-first Virginia Infantry.Its Roster, with brief record of its service.
Cumberland C. H. Va., September 11, 1897.There was a reunion of the Cumberland Grays' Association at Cumberland Courthouse recently. This company was commanded first by Captain F. D. Irving, who was in command of it from the 1st of July, 1861, to the 21st of April, 1862, when he refused reelection and retired from service. Captain A. C. Page was elected its second captain, and was wounded at the battle of Sharpsburg. His leg was amputated, and he was retired from the service. At the earnest solicitation of Charles H. Anderson, the first lieutenant of the company, second lieutenant John A. Booker, who was on detached duty as A. A. A. General to General J. R. Jones, was appointed captain, and remained as such until the end of the war. In the second fight at Manassas the ammunition of the regiment gave out, but our second lieutenant was a brick-layer, and seeing the railroad was levelled with brickbats and stones, he threw the first stone and ordered the men to beat back the first line of Yankees, which they did so effectually that the entire brigade in an instant took up the same weapons. With what effect, history has told. At the roll-call of the company at the reunion it was seen that of the 103 officers and men who were enlisted only forty-eight were living. The following is a list of those who were killed or died since and during the war: Captain F. D. Irving, died since the war. Captain A. C. Page, died since the war. Lieutenant C. H. Anderson, killed at Fisher's Hill. Lieutenant E. E. England, killed at Petersburg. Sergeant-Major William Denny, died since the war.  Sergeant M. J. Dunkum, died since the war; lost a leg at Brandy Station. Sergeant W. S. Anderson, died at Valley Mountain. Sergeant Bolden Brown, died in 1862. Sergeant D. M. Coleman, killed at Fisher's Hill. Corporal W. M. Cooke, wounded; died since the war.
Privates.Ayres, T. J., wounded; died since the war. Anderson, Meredith, killed at Kernstown. Austin, M. G., wounded at Gettysburg, and died. Booker, Charles W., died since the war. Baughan, W. L., died since the war. Baughan, William, died in 1862. Baughan, David, killed at Gettysburg. Baughan, Robert, mortally wounded at Petersburg. Cooke, S. W., wounded at Mine Run and died since the war. Coleman, W. D., killed at Monocacy, Md. Coleman, W. A., died at Staunton in 1862. Creasy, Edward, killed at the Wilderness in 1864. Cunningham, W. H., died in prison. Dowdy, John M., died in 1861. Dowdy, E. E., died in 1862. Dowdy, John D., died in prison. Dowdy, James, killed at Cedar Mountain. Dowdy, Wilson M., while in the hospital at Winchester, in 1862, hearing that his company was in a heavy engagement, seized a musket, and running at a double-quick, fainted, fell, and in two days a little mound was raised to mark the spot where this gallant soldier sleeps. Dunford, John F., killed at Gettysburg. Edwards, Thomas, died in hospital. Flippen, Charles, killed at Kernstown. Flippen, J. T., wounded at Chancellorsville, and died since the war. Flippen, Allen, died in 1862. Flippen, William, died in 1861. Godsey, Daniel L., died since the war. Garnett, Robert K., killed at Gettysburg.  Garnett, James S., lost a leg; since died. Hendrick, Merritt S., died in 1861. Hatcher, Joseph, died in 1862. Harris, Joseph N., died since the war. Jones, Levi, died since the war. King, George H., was the last man killed at Gettysburg in his company, a few yards from the enemy's line. Merryman, James, died soon after the war. Mahr, J. C. L., killed at Kernstown. Meador, Robert J., wounded at Gettysburg and died since. Meador, Mike, died since the war. Meador, John L., died in 1861. Parker, Thomas, died in 1861. Parker, Jerry, died since the war. Parker, I. A., died since the war. Price, John B., killed at Cedar Mountain. Snoddy, John S., died since the war. Shores, Thomas, died since the war. Wootton, John and A. W., died since the war.
|Number killed during the war||16|
|Number died during the war||18|
|Number died since the war||21|
|Number still living||48|