Duncan James MONROE

Duncan James MONROE

Male 1834 - 1894

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  • Name  Duncan James MONROE  [1
    Born  23 Dec 1834  , Cumberland Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  19 Apr 1894  , Cumberland Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Fort Bragg, Hoke Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Duncan was buried at Longstreet Presbyterian Church.
    Person ID  I297  Munro
    Last Modified  24 Nov 2010 

    Father  Thomas MONROE,   b. 13 Jun 1792, , Cumberland Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1858, , Cumberland Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catherine TURNER,   b. 3 Jan 1792, , Cumberland Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1856, , Cumberland Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Jan 1819  , Cumberland Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F151  Group Sheet

    Family  Frances Isabella MONROE,   b. 15 Feb 1840, , Cumberland Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1905, , Cumberland Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Jan 1878  , Cumberland Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Katherine Graham MONROE,   b. 1879,   d. 1939
    >2. Bella Turner MONROE,   b. 1881,   d. 1939
    >3. Daniel Alexander MONROE,   b. 1883,   d. 1942
    >4. Thomas Henry MONROE,   b. 23 Sep 1885, Manchester, Cumberland Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1953, , Hoke Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  24 Nov 2010 
    Family ID  F150  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Duncan served in the Civil War in Company K, 38th Regiment under Captain Murdock McLaughlin. He and his brothers walked from Longstreet Presbyterian Church to Raleigh, North Carolina to accept their call to duty. During the war, Andrew, Daniel and Duncan were on the battlefield at the disasterous Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia. Andrew was the only one of the three who had a wife and infant at home. He was on the front line in the battle. Daniel and Duncan were on the field a few rows back. They approached their brother and tried to persuade him to change places with one of them since they were both single men. Andrew steadfastly refused saying that he would retain his assigned place in the battle.

      A few days after the battle, Duncan and Daniel found the body of their fallen brother, Andrew. He was buried at the site along with many others. Daniel later returned home with an illness and died. Duncan was taken prisoner and when he did not return home at the close of the war, he was given up for dead. Much later, the family saw what they assumed to be a stranger coming across the field toward the house. Some family members went out to see what the man wanted. The stranger turned out to be Duncan. The family was startled by his ill, emaciated condition. He was in such wretched health from being in a prison camp and so infested with lice that they had to remove his clothing and burn them before he could enter the house.

      In 1878 Duncan married his 2nd cousin Fannie.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Monroe, Katherine Neill
      - Shuman, Katherine Neill

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA

  • Sources 
    1. [S766] Clan Munro files - McColl, Virginia Monroe, Virginia Monroe McColl, Membership application for Virginia Monroe McColl - 22 Jun 2010 (Reliability: 3).