Re: 50th Va Sampson Deatherage Post Battle Burial
I did get the letter through Jim Martin. Thank you very much. I also appreciate the additional information you sent on the Deatherages. It will flesh out what I have on them. One note on the claim filed by by Samuel Deatherage's father, William Deatherage, in 1863. According to the Patrick County Court documents in Samuel's Compiled Service Record, the claim was for "pay, bounty, or other allowances" due to Samuel. The CS Second Auditor eventually in 1865 found $38.50 due on that claim. While the amount found due is similar to the amount referred to in Chaplain Denny's letter ($38), Denny clearly indicated that the $38 was on Samuel or among Samuel's possessions at the time of his death. So I think the amount found due Samuel is different from what the Chaplain noted.