Saturday, July 13, 2013

Theodore Kohn

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Theodore Kohn.

Birth: Apr. 28, 1840.
Death: Jun. 16, 1902.

Wife: Rosa Wald Kohn (1842 - 1912).

Children: Adelina Kohn (1876 - 1966), Louis Kohn (1882 - 1903).

Burial: Sunnyside Cemetery, Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, South Carolina.

Corporal Theodore Kohn.
Edisto Rifles.
Wounded at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, May 16, 1864. 

Corporal Theodore Kohn was wounded in the hand about the time the enemy were driven from their works. I happened to be near him at the time, and he held up his hand to me and said: "Look here Wille, what the "d-d Yankees have done to me." His language was so emphatic and earnest, that it made me feel like laughing, but I did not know how soon my turn might come. Corporal Kohn was by birth a Bavarian, coming South when about ten years old and making Orangeburg, South Carolina, his home; at maturity he was thoroughly Southern in sentiment and principle, and lost no time in responding to the first call to arms. He was in service for the four years, making a reliable and
trustworthy soldier. After the war he did a successful mercantile business in Orangeburg for many
years. He died in 1902.

1 comment:

ted kohn said...

Thanks for posting this. Theodore for whom I am named was my great-great grandfather.