Corporal Theodore W. Elmer,
Co H
From Fairfield, Cumberland County, NJ; Parents were Theodore and Ann Elmer; Brothers were William B., Co H, 24th NJ, who also died in service, and Lucius Q.C., Co E, 12th NJ Inf.; source - "Historic Days in Cumberland County, New Jersey,  by Nichols

Died at Salisbury prison, NC, January 13, 1865;
source -Stryker

Buried at First Baptist Church of Laurelton Cemetery, Laurelton, Ocean County, NJ;
source - Gregory Speciale of Vitual Cemetery, www.findagrave.com

Information about Theodore's brother, William: died Dec. 22, 1862 near Falmouth, VA from wounds received at the Battle of Fredericksburg; Born June 28, 1840; Buried Fairfield Presbyterian Cemetery, Fairfield, Cumberland County, NJ;
source - John L. Fosa

Information about Theodore's brother, Lucius:  born July 4, 1828; Died Jan 5, 1902; Buried Monument Cemetery, Beverly, Burlington, Co., NJ (next to Beverly National Cem.);
source - John L. Fosa
3rd New Jersey Cavalry
Photo reprinted from "Cumberland County and South Jersey during the Civil War," (originally entitled "Historic Days in Cumberland County, New Jersey: 1855-1865,")  by Isaac T. Nichols, 1908
Special thanks to Suzanne Benoit for submitting the source material.
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