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Charles Oscar Embrey
Private, Confederate States of America Army
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Courtesy of Paula Lucy Delosh: December 2006

Charles Oscar Embrey, aged 87 years, a native of Culpeper County,Virginia, died suddenly at his home in Washington (807 A Street, N.E.) on December 2,1925. The veteran was stricken about a half hour before he expired, death being a result of infirmities of advanced age.

The deceased was a brother of Mrs.Walter A. Embrey,of Fredericksburg, uncle of Judge Alvin Thomas Embrey, Alpheus Wilson Embrey and W. S.Embrey. He served the Confedracy with valor throughout the entire War Between the States, and had the unique record of never missing a Confederate reunion up to the time of his death. His wife,Samantha Evelyn Colbert Embrey, died in June of 1922,while the veteran was in attendance at a reunion. 

Served under Colonel Sam Garland, he entered the service in June 1861 at Morrisville in the county of Fauquier. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Five Forks and remained a prisoner until the end of the war. Oath of Allegiance to the 
United States taken at Point Lookout, Maryland on June 11,1865 and released. He had lived for many years at Bealeton, before moving toWashington to reside.

Funeral services will be held from the Calvert Baptist Church in Washington on December 4,1925 and burial following in Arlington Cemetery

His wife was the daughter of James D.and Elizabeth Colbert.,of Culpeper County,Virginia, and born in Virginia. She was the mother of Charles William, George S., Mary Catherine, Sarah V., Laura M., Lula C., Joseph, Esther and Austin M.


Charles Oscar Embrey was born at Culpepper, Virginia in August 1837.  He died on 8 December 1925. 

EMBREY, CHARLES O
PVT I 11TH VA INF CSA CW
DATE OF DEATH: 12/02/1925
BURIED AT: SECTION CONFE  SITE 131-A

EMBREY, SAMANTHA E W/O CHARLES O
DATE OF DEATH: 06/24/1922
BURIED AT: SECTION CONFE  SITE 131-A
 

CO Embrey Gravesite PHOTO

Samantha Embry Gravesite PHOTO
Photos Courtesy of Roxsanne Wells-Layton, June 2006


Posted: 18 June 2006 Updated: 2 July 2006 Updated: 29 December 2006