Stop 5: Newton/Nathan Ames

Ames Grave

Grave of Nathan Ames.

Walter Ames of the 147th New York was called to the regimental hospital of the 14th Ohio to claim the body of his brother Nathan.  Nathan’s heath had been failing for several days before he died on January 9, 1863 and he was described as “nothing but skin and bones.”  Walter intended to receive a furlough so he could take his brother home, but that must have failed because a regimental detail buried him on January 12 and he now lies in grave #2616.