The Obenshain Brothers

Martin V.B. ObenshainPeter ObenshainZEBULON OBENSHAIN  1850   PETER OBENSHAIN 1849

Civil_War_Drummer_BoysSouthern Drummer Boys in the War 

There are six Confederate stones in the memorial section of the Ladoga Cemetery.  These six along with several Union soldiers have memorial stones even though they are not buried in that section.  Some are buried in unmarked graves in the cemetery and some were taken to their original homes for burial after their deaths.  All spent a significant amount of time in Ladoga and considered Ladoga their second homes.  There are four Obenshain brothers in the memorial section.  All were attached to the 28th Virginia Infantry.  Three were musicians and one was a normal soldier.  The two youngest, Zebulon and Peter were drummer boys.  Neither brother could have been more than 12 or 13 years old when they faced the Union lines before Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg.  The other two brothers were Martin Van Buren Obenshain and James Obenshain.

James Obenshain

Peter Obenshain


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