Pvt. John U. Colvard

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Colvard, John U. ( John Usry Colvard ) - Pvt. 3/1/1862. Wounded and disabled at Gaines Mill, Va. June 27, 1862. Disabled. On special service in 2d Corps Hospital March 1, 1863 -11/4/1864.Captured at High Bridge, Va. April 6, 1865. Released at Newport News, Va. June 26, 1865.

Buried at Holly Springs Baptist, Elbert Co.,Ga. Marker reads b.5/13/1841, d. 5/18/1914.

Elberton Star
Friday May 22, 1914

We sympathize with the family of Mr. J. U. Colvard, whose death occurred Monday afternoon. He was a Confederate soldier and one of Bowman's most highly respected citizens. He was buried Tuesday. He had been a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church since boyhood and his life was an exemplary one. He was 73 years old and is survived by two sons and one daughter. Messrs W E and J V and Miss Roba Colvard.

Obituary Courtesy of Mr. Jeff Taylor


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