Nathaniel G. McCormick

Nathaniel was a member of Company E, 4th Delaware Infantry Regiment. He was wounded June 18, 1864 while in the 4th Division under the command of General Cutler in the Battle for Petersburg, VA and taken to City Point Hospital (about 12 miles from battle ground) He was wounded in the back, shoulder and side. His leg had to be amputated. He died June 23, 1864 in the City Point Army Field Hospital. He was taken into this field hospital on the first day it was open and was among 4000 wounded soldiers brought in that day. When he died he was buried temporarily in a plot by the hospital and had a board with name on it marking grave. When his body was transferred, the name was mistakingly put down as "M. D." instead of "N. G." McCormick. His grave is in Section E Plot 286 in the City Point National Cemetery in Hopewell, VA 23860, (10th Ave & Davis Street). His grave was visited on June 10, 1994 by Ben and Jayne McCormick.
Last name was also misspelled - "McCormrick"

Joseph E. McCormick called the Veterans Administration to get the correct paperwork so the family could apply for a corrected tombstone. The papers were sent. One of the questions on the paper required the signature of the person who would receive the stone at the cemetery. Ben tried to get a phone number through the Hopewell VFW and Park Ranger Jimmy Blankenship but to no avail
Oct. 14, 1994 Ben & Jayne went to City Point (Hopewell) VA to find who would receive a new, corrected stone - there was no one at the cemetery but there was a phone number. It was a Richmond, VA number. Talked to Billie Crenshaw. She was in charge of the National Cemeteries in the Richmond area at the time. She received the stone - an outside contractor did the actual installation. 

We traveled back the summer of 1995 and the new stone was in place.

Billie L. Crenshaw
Program Assistant
Richmond National Cemetery
1701 Williamsburg Road
Richmond, VA 23231
804-222-1490


September 20, 1999
Received Medical Records from NARA