WHEATVILLE BROTHERS MAKE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE TO PRESERVE THE UNION

BROTHERS HIRAM AND CHARLES LANCKTON, SONS OF AARON LANCKTON OF WHEATVILLE, LOST THEIR LIVES JUST THREE MONTHS APART IN THIS NATIONS TRAGIC CIVIL WAR. CHARLES WAS A MEMBER OF COMPANY A 36TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT AND LOST HIS LIFE AT AGE 30 AT THE BATTLE OF SEVEN PINES ON MAY 31 1862. HIRAM, AGE 23 A MEMBER OF COMPANY F 13TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT, WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT THE SECOND BATTLE OF BULL RUN. BOTH OF THESE PATRIOTS ARE BURIED AT NICHOLS CEMETERY IN WHEATVILLE.

                                     

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