Britt, James (1841-1880)
Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/6/2011 at 12:57:07
ANOTHER SOLDIER GONE.—About noon on Sunday James J. Britt, a well known citizen of this place, died after a lingering and painful illness. James Britt was born at Dogully Tunnel, Maryland, and at the time of his death had just turned thirty nine years. While quite a boy he removed with his family to Ohio, and at the breaking out of the rebellion he joined the
5th Ohio Cavalry. He was a brave soldier, serving his country faithfully. On the 13th of October, 1863, he was wounded in battle, from the effects of which he was discharged the following
May. In April, 1371, Mr. Britt came to this county, where he has since resided he leaves a father, brother, wife and child to mourn his loss. The funeral took place Monday afternoon, and was largely attended. In accordance with the deceased's earnest request, his burial was conducted by old soldiers, about forty of whom escorted the body to the grave, the muffled drums beating sad music as this cortege passed. James Britt was well liked by those who knew
Him; he will long be remembered, and his early death regretted.
The absence of religious services at Mr. Brill's funeral may excite comment, but it should not, as the reason for that absence is valid. Father Meis was obliged to be in Dubuque, a telegram to Father Lenahan, at Sioux City, brought a reply that that gentleman was likewise out of town. Fathers Meis and Lenahan had been with Mr. Britt during his recent illness, and to them he expressed a complete resignation, and secure hope for the future.
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