John Isaacs

John and Ruth Isaacs at the grave of John Isaacs

John and Ruth Isaacs at the grave of John Isaacs

 

JOHN R. ISAACS

 

            John Isaacs was born in 1843 in Rockbridge County, Virginia.  He enlisted in Co K of the 11th VA Inf., “The Valley Regulators,” three days after the 1st Battle of Manassas on July 24, 1861.  He fought in all of the 11th Virginia’s battles.  He is listed as present on the June rolls of the 11th VA and as a part of Kemper’s Brigade, he took part in Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863.  John’s younger brother, George enlisted in the 11th VA, and joined Co. K. on October 16, 1863.  George was killed at Drury’s Bluff, VA on May 16, 1864.  After the War, John R. Isaacs moved to Parke County, Indiana where he bought a farm and began his new life.  The Isaacs family still owns the farm.  John passed away in 1909 and was buried at the Methodist Cemetery in Waveland.  After the Methodist Cemetery fell into disrepair, John’s son, William moved his father to Maple Ridge Cemetery just north of Waveland where he rests today.

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