Thank you for this bit of documentation.This appears to be Oren Crabtree Siler (b. 17 Feb 1806 - d. 14 Dec 1861).The son whose body he went to collect was Samuel F. Siler (b. 18 Aug 1837 - d. 19 Nov 1861) by his first wife, Sarah “Sally” Staley (b. 1815 - d. 22 Jun 1852).The two daughters were Sylvina Siler (b. 1836) by his first wife and Margaret Siler (b. 1860) by his third wife Mary Jane Fox.Not mentioned is a stepson, John T. Womble (b. Mar 1855 – d. 28 Jan 1923, son of Mary Jane Fox’s prior husband Joseph Womble.Any corrections are welcome.
Oren Crabtree Siler is in the Siler book but I believe most of the info is incorrect.P. D. Siler’s son Philip married Mary Crabtree and the name is common among their decedents.The Siler Book may be confusing other Crabtree’s.
Company G of the NC 26th regiment was posted at Camp Vance, NC, a training camp for state troops between November-December, 1861.Samuel F. Siler is listed as a private having enlisted 6/10/61 and died of “disease”.Mostly farm boys, many troops caught diseases in camps just like young children today spread sickness when they start school.