Northampton County, Virginia: United States Colored Troops of First Baptist Church, Capeville

First Baptist Church Capeville Cemetery - Northampton County, Virginia

First Baptist Church Capeville Cemetery

I visited this church on an overcast Sunday. Thanks to all the church members who invited me to join them for service, despite my cemetery outfit of jeans and rubber boots. Thank you for the warm welcome and hospitality, I will return!

Pvt. John Cole - Co. B, 10th USCI

Pvt. John Cole – Co. B, 10th U. S. Colored Infantry

Private John Cole
Company B, 10th Regiment, U. S. Colored Infantry
Born: 1838, Pungoteague, Accomack County, Virginia
Enlisted: October 30, 1863 – Craney Island, Virginia
Discharged: May 17, 1866 – Galveston, Texas
 
 
Pvt. Henry Cypress - Company E, 1st USCC

Pvt. Henry Cypress – Co. E, 1st U. S. Colored Cavalry

Private Henry Cypress
Company E, 1st Regiment, U. S. Colored Cavalry
Enlisted: August 30, 1864 – Newport News, Virginia
Discharged: February 4, 1866 – Brazos Santiago, Texas
Born: March 17, 1845 – Prince George County, Virginia
Died: March 13, 1906, Capeville, Northampton County, Virginia
 
  
Pvt. Richmond Dillard - Co. F, 23rd USCI

Pvt. Richmond Dillard – Co. F, 23rd U. S. Colored Infantry

Private Richmond Dillard
Company F, 23rdRegiment, U. S. Colored Infantry
Enlisted: July 13, 1864 – 3rd Sub. District, Washington D. C.
Discharged: November 30, 1865 – Brazos Santiago, Texas
Born: 1837, Dinwiddie County, Virginia
 
 
 
Pvt. James Douglas - Co. F, 9th USCI

Pvt. James Douglas – Co. F, 9th U. S. Colored Infantry

 Private James Douglas
Company F, 9th Regiment, U. S. Colored Infantry
Enlisted: November 16, 1863 – Worcester County, Maryland
Discharged: November 26, 1866 – New Orleans, Louisiana
Born: 1841, Northampton County, Virginia
 
 
Pvt. Guy Downs - Co. B, 10th USCI

Pvt. Guy Downs – Co. B, 10th U. S. Colored Infantry

Private Guy Downs
Company B, 10th Regiment, U. S. Colored Infantry
Enlisted: October 30, 1863 – Craney Island, Virginia
Discharged: May 17, 1866 – Galveston, Texas
Born: abt 1829 – Eastville, Northampton County, Virginia
Died: abt 1904 – Capeville, Northampton County, Virginia
African American Civil War Memorial: Plaque A-23
 
 
Pvt. Elias Fidget - Co. B, 2nd USCLA

Pvt. Elias Fidget – Co. B, 2nd U. S. Colored Light Artillery

Private Elias Fidget
Company B, 2nd Regiment, U. S. Colored Light Artillery
Enlisted: January 18, 1864 – Eastville, Virginia
Discharged: March 17, 1866 – Brownsville, Texas
Born: 1832, Northampton County, Virginia
African American Civil War Memorial: Plaque A-4
 
 
Pvt. Henry Jarvis - Co. K 55th Mass Inf

Pvt. Henry Jarvis – Co. K, 55th Massachusetts Infantry

Private Henry Jarvis
Company K, 55th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Colored)
Enlisted: December 21, 1863 – Belmont, Massachusetts
Discharged: August 29, 1865 – Charleston, South Carolina
Born: 1836, Northampton County, Virginia
African American Civil War Memorial: Plaque E-156
 
 
Pvt. Spencer Smaugh - Co. B 10th USCI

Pvt. Spencer Smaugh – Co. B, 10th U. S. Colored Infantry

Private Spencer Smaugh
Company B, 10th Regiment, U. S. Colored Infantry
Enlisted: October 30, 1863 – Craney Island, Virginia
Discharged: June 26, 1865 – Washington D. C.
Born: 1825, Eastville, Northampton County, Virginia
African American Civil War Memorial: Plaque A-23
 
 
Pvt. James Weeks - Co. C, 10th USCI

Pvt. James Weeks – Co. C, 10th U. S. Colored Infantry

Private James Weeks
Company C, 10th Regiment, U. S. Colored Infantry
Enlisted: October 30, 1863 – Craney Island, Virginia
Discharged: May 17, 1866 – Galveston, Texas
Born: 1818, Capeville, Northampton County, Virginia
 
 
Cpl. Isaac Weston - Co. C, 10th USCI

Cpl. Isaac Weston – Co. C, 10th U. S. Colored Infantry

Corporal Isaac Weston
Company C, 10th Regiment, U. S. Colored Infantry
Enlisted: October 30, 1863 – Craney Island, Virginia
Discharged: May 17, 1866 – Galveston, Texas
Born: 1824, Johnstown (Eastville), Northampton County, Virginia
African American Civil War Memorial: Plaque A-23
 
 
Pvt. Jeffrey Widgeon - Co. C, 10th USCI

Pvt. Jeffrey Widgeon – Co. C, 10th U. S. Colored Infantry

Private Jeffrey Widgeon
Company C, 10th Regiment, U. S. Colored Infantry
Enlisted: October 30, 1863 – Craney Island, Virginia
Discharged: May 17, 1866 – Galveston, Texas
Born: 1818, Eastville, Northampton County, Virginia
African American Civil War Memorial: Plaque A-23
 
First Baptist Church, Capeville Va.

First Baptist Church, Capeville, Virginia

Portsmouth, Virginia: At Proctor Grave – October 18, 1958

Nelson Proctor Gravesite, Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Portsmouth Va.

Nelson Proctor grave site, Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Portsmouth Va.

“At Proctor Grave,” in the October 18, 1958 edition of the New Journal and Guide. From the caption: “Three unidentified persons are shown looking at the grave of the late (Nelson) Proctor (1846-1910), one of the five colored citizens who have served on the Portsmouth City Council.” A native of Camden County, North Carolina, and trustee of Emanuel A.M.E., Mr. Nelson Proctor, a Civil War veteran, was a member of Company C, 2nd Regiment, U. S. Colored Infantry. He is buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Thank you, Mr. Proctor, for your service, to the community, and to Portsmouth.