This information is contributed by Kenneth Germain
Vann, Chester R.
Co. K, 51st N.C. Reg.
Born in Sampson County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in
Duplin County at age 32, March 29, 1862. Mustered in as a Private.
Promoted to 1st Sergeant on July 1, 1862. Present or accounted for until
hospitalized at Wilmington on May 29, 1863, with diarrhea. Furloughed for
twenty days on June 16, 1863. Returned to duty in July-August,1863.
Present or accounted for until capture at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 1, 1864.
Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, June 11, 1864. Transferred to Elmira,
New York, July 12,1864. Died at Elmira on October 29, 1864, of "pneumonia."
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