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Colonel Isaac Erwin Avery

Colonel Isaac Erwin Avery

Male 1828 - 1863  (34 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name Isaac Erwin Avery 
    Title Colonel 
    Nickname Ike 
    Born 20 Dec 1828  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Civil War, Confederate Army Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Company E of the 6th North Carolina Regiment. 
    Isaac Avery Letter.
    Isaac Avery Letter.
    While leading an assault Avery was struck in the neck by a musket ball. He was bleeding badly, partially paralyzed and, unable to speak when his soldiers got to him. Major Samuel Tate of the 6th North Carolina was by his side. Avery's right hand was useless from the paralysis so, with his left hand scribbled a note and gave it to Tate. It read: "Major, tell my father I died with my face to the enemy. I. E. Avery."

    Note: Some sources try and claim this was written in blood. At best that's an exaggeration.
    Died 3 Jul 1863  Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 15 siblings 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I37938  Nagel
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2019 

    Father Isaac Thomas Avery,   b. 22 Sep 1785, Morganton, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1864, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Harriet Eloise Erwin,   b. 3 May 1795,   d. 4 Aug 1858  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 27 Jun 1815 
    Family ID F12007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart