Shreve Cemetery - Arch's Fork
This cemetery was read by Margaret Gene Capelety
This cemetery is located at the mouth of Arch's Fork. After you cross the railroad tracks and bridge, turn left and go about 1/4 mile and then up the hill. It is no longer accessible by automobile.
|Adams, Thomas||1884||1971||m. 22 Oct 1909|
|Adams, Maude B. w/o Thomas||1890||1970||d/o Jasper & Sarilda Price Shreve|
|Adams, Luther||11 Jan 1916||14 Feb 1970||PVT US Army WW II|
|Altman, Helen||-||1913||d/o HH & RE|
|Barker, Thomas||-||-||s/o A & M|
|Barker, Anne||-||age 12 years||d/o A & M|
|Bevelin, Brenda J||1879||1916||w/o J.W|
|Bevelin, S. J. (Sarah)||21 Mar 1880||30 May 1911||w/o J.W. - d/o Jesse Morris|
|Edgell, Lucy||1883||1939||"Beloved Mother"|
|Doyle, Lilly Iva||1866||1945||w/o Thomas Doyle|
|Lemasters, Charles||1894||1961||PVT US Army WW I|
|Lemasters, Rosa Lee||1911||1949||-|
|Field Stone P.H. D.C.||30 Oct 1872||-|
|Hooper, Grace R.||20 Feb 1898||5 Oct 1908||d/o Charley & Nora|
|Morris, Allie w/o Stephen||26 Apr 1877||21 Feb 1908||d/o Jasper & Sarilda Price Shreve|
|Price, Sarah E.||5 Mar 1861||13 Apr 1881||-|
|Shreve, Emilia (Edgell)||1821||1913||w/o Elias Shreve|
|Shreve, Jasper||1847||1920||s/o Elias & Emilia|
|Shreve, Sarilda||1850||1922||d/o John & Sarah Ann Starkey Price|
|Shreve, Jefferson||6 Apr 1888||2 Nov 1965||s/o Jasper & Sarilda|
|Shreve, Sarah E.||30 Nov 1889||6 Sep 1945||(d/o Benjamin & Eliza Jane Beverlin Swiger)|
|Shreve, Kenneth B.||1934||1944||"Son"|
|Shreve, Albert Burl||1908||1924||"Brother"|
|Shreve, George||13 Dec 1876||13 Sep 1923||(s/o Jasper & Sarilda - h/o Cora E. Edgell)|
|Shreve, Ezra||20 May 1886||7 Feb 1946||"Father" (s/o Jasper & Sarilda)|
|Shreve, Elias||1884||1963||(s/o Jasper & Sarilda)|
|Shreve, Malissa (Mary Malissa Stout)||1894||----||w/o Elias Shreve|
|Shreve, Wilma Rose||25 Dec 1923||25 Dec 1923||(d/o Elias & Mary Stout Shreve)|
|Shreve, Geneva Blanche||18 Apr 1915||2 Jan 1922||(d/o Elias & Mary Stout Shreve)|
|Shreve, Jasper Jr.||1 May 1919||27 Dec 1921||(s/o Elias & Mary Stout Shreve)|
|Shreve, John F.||22 Feb 1881||6 Mar 1899||-|
|Shreve, Ora Walter||20 Mar 1895||20 Oct 1897||-|
|Shreve, Robert L.||1892||1954||(s/o Jasper & Sarilda)|
|Shreve, Ethel D.||1897||(23 Jun 1983)||(w/o Robert L. - d/o George & Rebecca Tharp Hart)|
|Shreve, Bernice R.||1920||1923||-|
|Shreve, Bennie F.||8 Mar 1909||- - - -||s/o Jefferson & Sarah Swiger Shreve)|
|Shreve, Minervia J. (Roberts)||26 Aug 1912||7 Jul 1970||w/o Bennie F. Shreve|
|Shreve, Harold K.||17 Aug 1940||13 Jan 1950||(s/o Carl & Georgia Gump Shreve)|
|Shreve, Phyllis Linda||11 Oct 1946||14 Jun 1951||-|
|Shreve, Lenore M.||1914||1918||"Sister"|
|Shreve, Carl S.||1939||1944||"Son"|
|Shreve, Richard R.||14 Aug 1916||7 Jun 1917||-|
|Shreve, Burl||20 Sep 1918||11 Nov 1918||-|
|Shreve, Clifford D.||1941||1946||-|
|Swigger, Harold J.||8 May 1908||14 Jun 1908||-|
|Welch, John Lee, Sr.||1865||1953||-|
|Welch, Margaret J.||1869||1912||w/o John Lee|
|Welch, John Lee||1911||1913||s/o J.L. & M.J.|
Shreve, Elias b. abt 1823 and died 1 Jul 1864 at the General Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va. He is buried at the National Cemetery for Union Soldiers, Staunton, Va. His grave was found by Joyce Fluharty and her husband. Elias married on 24 Feb 1845 Amelia "Emila" Edgell who is buried in the Shreve Cemetery, Arch's Fork. He went off to the Civil War and never made it back home again.
Pvt Co H 1st Reg WVa Volunteers Civil War
Wounded 15 May 1864 at the Battle of New Market, Va.
Died a prisoner 1 Jul 1864 in Harrisonburg, Va.
According to Emelia Shreve's Widows Pension Application, Elias was killed in
the Civil War. The following is the text of the Adjutant General's Office
which I (Joyce Fluharty) received from the National Archives.
Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, D. C.
June 2, 1870
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for
Pension No. 186,280, and to return it herewith, with such information as is
furnished by the files of this Office.
It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office, that Elias Shreve was
enrolled on the 29th day of December, 1861, at New Martinsville, in Company H,
1st Regiment of West Virginia Volunteers, to serve three years, or during the
war, and mustered into service as a Recruit on the 1st day of January 1862, at
Camp Chase (?), in Company H 1st Regiment of West Virginia Volunteers, to serve
three years, or during the war. On the Muster in Roll of Company H of that
Regiment, dated November 26, 1864, he is reported Private died July 1st 1864 of
wounds received in action at New Market Virginia May 15, 1864.
I am, Sir, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
L Martin (?)
Assistant Adjutant General
The Commissioner of Pensions,
Washington, D. C.
From the book "The American Heritage," Picture History of The Civil War, by
Bruce Catton, published 1960 by American Heritage Publishing Company, page 534,
we read the following:
"As part of his grand stragety for 1864, Grant planned to lay waste to the
Shanandoah Valley, that rich granary upon which Lee was so dependent for food
for his army. The Valley's summer harvest was vital to the South, for rations
were running short; in April Lee wrote Davis, 'I cannot see how we can operate
with our present supplies.'
"At first Grant's plans were frustrated by the inept Union generals assigned to
that region, Franz Sigel and David Hunber were carrying on the tradition of
bungling set in the past by Patterson, Fremont, Banks, and Milroy.
!"Sigel had advanced up the Valley as far as New Market, where on May 15, he met
a scratch force assembled by John C. Breckinridge, which included the cadet
corps of the Virginia Military Institute. Breckinridge attacked and, with the
V.M.I. cadets distinguishing themselves, chased Sigel back down the Valley.
This little victory assured Lee of the Valley's wheat harvest.
"Hunter replaced Sigel and managed to get as far south as Staunton. In June he
skirmished with Jubal Early, then beat an ignominious retreat into West
Virginia, whereupon Early took the initiative in the Shenandoah. It was the
Confederacy's last major offensive in the East."
We can assume that it was in this battle that Elias Shreve was fatally wounded.
Elias Shreve is buried at Staunton National Cemetery, 901 Richmond Ave., Staunton, Va. 24401. His grave was found by Joyce Fluharty and her husband.
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