A Veteran's Life in Montgomery County

A Veteran's Life in Montgomery County (HM28GX)

Location: Poolesville, MD 20837 Montgomery County
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N 39° 4.768', W 77° 20.412'

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In 1890, One of the 252 Civil War veterans still living in Montgomery County was Elias Price. The Department of Census interviewed Price and other Civil War veterans living in the county, recording critical details including which side of the war they served on, their company, and rank, there date of enlistment/discharge, and the severity of any wounds suffered. As a result of injuries sustained in the 1863 Battle of Parkers Store in Virginia, Price's right leg was amputated above the knee. (See Census list and medical record.)

Overall, 8-half million Civil War veterans were disabled as a result of injuries inflicted during combat. Many suffered wounds inflicted by the lead minie ball, which led to bone infections, blood poisoning, and amputations due to gangrene. Survival depended largely on which part of the body required surgery. The road to recovery often included the use of prosthetics, usually made of wood, metal and leather. These artificial limbs were paid for by both the federal and state governments.

Price did not let the loss of a leg hinder his future, nor did he forget his past. While employed as a shoemaker and serving as mayor of Poolesville, Price was an active member of the Ridgley Brown Camp of Confederate Veterans of Montgomery County. He proudly recalled his time served in the 35th Battalion

of Virginia Cavalry, in Company 8, better known as "Chiswell's Maryland Exiles," led by Col. Elijah Veirs White formerly of Poolesville. At the age 64, Price passed away in 1904, and was buried at Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville.

George W. Cubitt, a Union Soldier, was considered to be the oldest Civil War veteran living in Montgomery County when he died on September 28, 1937. At age 95, Cubitt's death was 'superinduced by overexertion in cutting corn on his farm near Poolesville.'
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Date Added Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 297573 N 4328202
Decimal Degrees39.07946667, -77.34020000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 4.768', W 77° 20.412'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 4' 46.08" N, 77° 20' 24.72" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16315 Old River Rd, Poolesville MD 20837, US
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