Mount Moriah Cemetery Confederate Graves
Information compiled by Sam A Ricks, Songs of Confederate
Veterans,J.E.B. Stuart Camp #1506, Pennsylvania Division Graves
Registrar
Pvt. William M.C. Thompson, Co. K, 5th
Regiment North Carolina Infantry, Garland's
Brigade, CSA
Private Thompson died in captivity as a Prisoner of War at Satterlee General Army Hospital, Sept 29,
1862. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Sharpsburg. Antietam Creek, the bloodiest day in
American History, September 17, 1862
Pvt. Thomas A. Rayl, Co. A 1st Regiment,
North Carolina Infantry, Ripley's Brigade CSA
Pvt. Rayl died as a Prisoner of War in Hestonville U.S. Army Hospital, (near 51st and Lancaster, West
Philadelphia) on October 24, 1862. Mortally wounded at the Battle of Sharpsburg., MD (Antietam
Creek), his grave was misidentified for more than 148 years. Identity confirmed via Philadelphia Death
Certificate
Chaplin Francis V. Hoskins, Co. A, 7th
Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, CSA
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rev. Hoskins was captured at the Battle of Cape Hatteras on August 28,
1861 and imprisoned at Fort Lafayette in New York Harbor, (known as the "American Bastille") until
March 1862. He was exchaned at Fort Monrow, VA after release from Fort Lafayette. Rev Hoskins
returned to Philadelphia after the war and died June 23, 1892.
1st Sgt. Henry Garner, Co. B, 16th
Batallion,
Louisiana Infantry, CSA
Born at Howellville, Chester County, Henry Garner was raised in Philadelphia and attended public schools
there. His father, Washington Garner, was a wheelwright and manufacturer of milk wagons. Sgt. Garner
enlisted in the Confederate Army in March, 1862 in New Orleans, LA and fought at the battles of Shiloh,
Corinth, and the Red River Campaign. He died March 1876 in Palatka, Florida  
Drummer William Henry Scholls, Co. C, Confederate States Marine
Corps
Born in New York City, January 21, 1848, William Henry Scholls grew up near Pensacola Florida. His
father, Jacob Scholls, a native of Easton, PA and a retired Marine Corp veteran of the Mexican War,
became the first NCO to enlist in the new Confederate States Marine Corps. William Henry Scholls, at the
age of 13, enlisted as a drummer in the CSMC at Drewry's Bluff, VA in March 1861 along with his father.  
W.H Scholls served until the end of the war and was at the surrender at Appomattox in April 1865.  
Nearly 25 years after the war, W.H. Scholls enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served another 30 years
through WWI. At the age of 69, Scholls was Chief Master at Arms of the U.S. Navy Battleship Georgia
(BB-15) when war was declared against Germany. He retired in 1920 at pensacola Naval Air Station. On
April20, 1931, at the age of 81, Shholls, then a residetn of the Naval Home, Philadelphia, died at a
Veterans Bureau Hospital in Grey's Ferry and was buried at Mount Moria Cemetery's Naval Asylum Plot.
Drummer Scholls is believed to be the last Veteran of the war Between the Startes still serving in rthe
military at the end of WWI.
Other Confederate Graves in Delaware County
Pvt. Mayberry G. Small, Co. F, 1st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry CSA (Buried at Mt. Zion
Cemetery, Collingdale, PA

Cadet Sgt.Major Jonathan Edwards Woodbridge, Co. C., Corps of Cadets Virginia
Military Institute,CSA (Buried at Chester Rural Cemetery, Chester, PA
Grave of W.H. Scholls
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