Harvey P. Calvert

Harvey P. Calvert & Mary F. Mitchell Calvert just after his return from the war.

Harvey P. Calvert married Mary Frances Mitchell (called Mollie) on March 7, 1861 in Franklin County, Va. He was a son of William Calvert & Betsey Helm, she a daughter of Jabez Mitchell & Nelly Lynch. He was a shoemaker by trade.

Harvey P. Calvert served as a Private in Company H of the 13th Virginia Infantry. He mustered in on April 22, 1862 at Gordonsville, Va. He was present for all extant company muster rolls through the last, dated February 28, 1865, but had a brief absence from July 6 – August 3, 1862, during which time he was confined to Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond with Typhoid Fever. In a post-war memoir written by Capt. Samuel D. Buck of Company H, he described Harvey as “a good soldier”.

Harvey & Mollie are buried at the Northfield Church Cemetery on route 946 in Franklin County. The gravestone pictured here for Harvey Calvert is inscribed with the wrong year of his death. He actually died on March 5, 1899. His year of birth may also be inaccurate as all records indicate that he was born abt. 1830.

Flag of the 13th Virginia Infantry made by Dolly (Mrs. A. P.) Hill in November 1861 using material from her bridal clothes. Presented in Mrs. Hill’s name to the unit while encamped at Hatcher’s Run, Va December 1864.

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