Joseph Andrews

Joseph Andrews

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Company L, 6th Ohio Calvary Volunteers

Stories about Joseph Andrews

6th Ohio Calvary

  • Petersburg, VA

Joseph Andrews, my 4th great grandfather served in the 6th Ohio Calvary Volunteers, Company L, under Captain Richard Wright during the Civil War. His wife, Almena Andrews nee Hollister, saved many of her husband's old documents. This collection of documents consists of letters written to her from Joseph, some from her sister, and one from her cousin. She also saved Joseph's discharge papers and pension information.

When we began researching Joseph's military career, we discovered that he had a brother named David. David Andrews served alongside his brother, Joseph. Sadly, David was killed in action at Charles City County, VA. on June 24, 1864, in the battle of Saint Mary's Church. His effects were passed along to his brother in the field.

We are looking for information on the Battle of St. Mary's Church, also known as Nance's Shop. What we have found has been limited. We have no idea where David may be buried. Any information that could be passed along to us would be greatly appreciated.

There is a list of Battles that Joseph Andrews participated in on the backside of his discharge, they are:

1. White Sulfur Springs, VA - August 27, 1862

2. Balls Barn No. 2, VA - August 29, 1862

3. Chantilly, VA - August 31, 1862

4. Catlett Station, VA - October 25, 1862

5. Fredericksburg, VA - November 9, 1862

6. Kelly's Ford, VA - March 17, 1863

7. Stevensburg, VA - June 9, 1863

8. Aldie, VA - June 17, 1863

9. Middleburg, VA – June 19, 1863

10. Upperville, VA – June 21, 1863

11. South Mountain, MD – July 4, 1863

12. Smithburg, MD – July 5, 1863

13. Hagerstown, MD – July 6, 1863

14. Boonsboro, MD – July 8, 1863

15. Jones X Roads, MD – July 10, 1863

16. St. James College, MD – July 11 & 12, 1863

17. Calfiefier Court House, VA – September 13, 1863

18. Rapidan Station, VA – September 14, 1863

19. Fayetteville, VA – October 12, 1863

20. Auburn Mills, VA – October 14, 1863

21. Bristoe Station, VA – October 14, 1863

22. Mine Run, VA – November 17, 1863

23. Custer’s Raid, VA – February 28, 1864

24. Todds Tavern, VA – May 5, 6, 7&8, 1864

25. Richmond, Raid, VA – May 9 – 25, 1864

26. Trevilian’s Raid, VA – June 6 – 20, 1864

27. St. Mary’s Church, VA – June 24, 1864
(this was the battle his brother was killed)

28. Malvern Hill, VA – July 24, 1864
(promoted to corporal August 1, 1864)

29. Malvern Hill No. 2, VA – August 13 – 19, 1864

30. Weldon RR, VA – August 21, 1864

  1. Boydton Plank Rd, VA – September 30, 1864

32. Davis Farm, VA – October 1, 1864

33. Boydton Plank Rd. #2, VA – October 27, 1864

(re-enlisted Nov. 1, 1864, promoted to Sergeant on same day)

34. Stony Creek Station, VA – December 2, 1864

35. Hatchers Run, VA – December 9 & 10, 1864

36. Montes Creek Bridge, VA – February 5, 1865

37. Hatcher’s Run #2, VA – February 6, 1865

38. Dinwiddie Ct. House, VA – March 31, 1865

39. Jettersville, VA – April 4, 1865

40. Fames Cross Roads, VA – April 5, 1865

41. Harpers Farm, VA – April 6, 1865

42. Farmville, VA – April 7, 1865

43. Appomattox Court House where Lee surrendered – April 9, 1865

There is a book called, Better a Patriot Soldier's Grave 6th O.V.C, and it confirms every battle location written on this document.

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