RHOADS,  Lt. Amos B.

RHOADS, Lt. Amos B.

Male 1836 - 1863  (26 years)

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  • Name RHOADS, Amos B. 
    Prefix Lt. 
    Born 25 Sep 1836  Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census (desc) 1850  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 13 Jul 1862  Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Amos was captured in the engagement at Murfreesboro, Tn., July 13, 1862.
    Military 27 Jun 1863  Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "They began to move on Guy's Gap on the 27th of June, 8 am. The 7th Pennsylvania along with the 4th US and another company led the charge. The rebels were soon overtaken and the union took about 500 prisoners and four pieces of heavy artillery. The town of Milton suffered a loss on the 28th, when First Lt. Amos B Rhoads, Co. B of the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry, was killed in the charge on the battery at Shelbyville. Amos's wife was not happy with the way her husband's remains were handled, and complained to the officers of the regiment.

      When Amos was killed, it was late in the afternoon and the company did not have time to bury him. They employed an undertaker at Shelbyville to wash and dress the body and bury him. They could not send his body home at that time. Charles could not attend the burial himself due to the overwhelming number of prisoners and other duties he had to attend to since he was Provost Marshal. He had a hard time as Provost Marshal of the town of Shelbyville, as the men were imposed to plunder what they could. He sent Major Davis, Capt. Andress and Capt. Garrett to attend to the burial of all the dead. Charles was greatly upset to hear the family had such bad impressions about the way things were handled and hoped his mother would explain things to them."
    _UID D220C21954F42540BCB8C8AAF9A77240B2E6 
    Died 27 Jun 1863 
    • He was killed in the Civil War while charging a battery at Shelbyville, TN. He was a 1st Lieutenant in the the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry Company B.
    Buried Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Union Cemetery 
    Person ID I3045  Milton Families
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2015 

    Father RHOADS, Samuel,   b. 1804,   d. 1869, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother MATHEWS, Mary Ann,   b. 1811,   d. 1869  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1835 
    Family ID F897  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HUGHES, Anne M.,   b. 1843, Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 8 Aug 1861 
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1078  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Sep 1836 - Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1850 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 13 Jul 1862 - Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 27 Jun 1863 - Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Union Cemetery - - Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States
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