Price, Avalo James 1844-1871
Posted By: Audrey Haught, volunteer
Date: 3/10/2016 at 18:32:25
Died on the 11th of April, 1871, at 1 oíclock P.M., at St. Vincentís Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Major Avalo James Price, son of Eliphalet and Mary L. Price, of Clayton county, Iowa.
Major Price was born in Glen Fraus, in Clayton county, on the 12th of January 1844, and was 27 years and three months old at the time of his death.
At the commencement of the late war he entered the army as a private in the 12th Iowa Infantry, was wounded at the battle of Fort Donaldson, and soon after was promoted by Gov. Kirkwood to the rank of Major in the 8th Iowa Cavalry, under the command of Col. J.B. Dorr, in which position he served until near the close of the war, when the wound that he had received at Fort Donaldson, compelled him to withdraw from the army. (He resigned on September 19, 1864)
Thinking to improve his health, he visited the Territory of Montana, where he remained during a period of four years. In July, 1869, he returned to his home in Iowa, and soon after left for the mining country of New Mexico, which he had hardly reached when he became paralyzed in part, from the effect of his wound, which resulted in consumption.
He was endeavoring to return to his home in Iowa, having arrived at Santa Fe on the 8th of April in a helpless condition, and was conveyed from the stage coach to the care of the Sisters of Charity at St. Vincentís Hospital and particularly the care and attention of Sister Theodosia, Sister Superior of St. Vincentís hospital, who makes known the particulars of his death to his relatives in Iowa.
The many comrades and warm friends of Major Price will read this notice with deep regret. He was a brave soldier and a most amiable, gallant officer, who won the esteem and respect of all who were with him in the army.
Another victim of the accursed slaveholdersí rebellion! Thus, one after another, our brave boys who shouldered the musket for the preservation of the Union, and who carried home with them the effects of rebel hate and blood-thirstiness, are passing to the silent tomb. But though their bodies will molder into dust, their heroism will be kept in memory till generations shall have passed away.
Sleep on Avalo! Thy grave in the distant land may not be seen by the comrades of yore, but they miss thee. A fond father, loving sisters and brothers weep for thee. Sleep on, for they work is accomplished; thy life is a sacrifice upon the nationís altar.
Clayton County Journal: May 3, 1871
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