George T. Shaver/36th infantry
I just made a trip with my cousin to Ft. Delaware to visit my gggrandfather's grave.After reading the Civil War letters he had written to his sister, Cas, and his family. The information below was given to me my a gentleman of the Ft. Delaware Society.I have pictures of the monument and grave if anyone is related to him also.
From "They Died At Fort Delaware" [Fort Delaware Society, June 1997]: Private G. T.SHAVER, Company F, 36th Virginia [Infantry or Cavalry not stated] was captured at Waynesboro [just inside Pennsylvania I think] on March 2, 1865 and sent to Fort Delaware where he died on May 29, 1865 of inflammation of the lungs. He was interred at Finns Point National Cemetery.
From the "Register of Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Who Died in Federal Prisons and Military Hospitals in the North" [United States War Department, 1912 (Ericson Books Reprint, 1984)]: Private G. T. SHAVER, Company F, 36th Virginia [Infantry or Cavalry not stated] died on May 28, 1865 and is interred at Finns Point National Cemetery.
The bronze memorial tablets at the base of the Confederate monument contain the names of 2,436 Confederate prisoners who died while at Fort Delaware. Research into the microfilmed records at the National Archives by Fort Delaware Society researchers has produced about 500 additional names not on the monument and we are slowly trying to confirm these records. You should be able to find G. T. SHAVER inscribed on the bronze memorial tablets.
Driving instructions: from I-95 North, you turn right [east] onto I-295 just south of Wilmington, Delaware and cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge into New Jersey. At the foot of the bridge on the New Jersey side, you will see the exit for Route 49 East to Pennsville. Follow Route 49 East through Pennsville [maybe 3 miles or so] until you see the turn off for Fort Mott and Finns Point National Cemetery. Thereafter, follow the road signs: Finns Point National Cemetery is adjacent to Fort Mott. There is a Hampton Inn and a Cracker Barrel Restaurant on the right just after you turn onto Route 49 East at the foot of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Also McDonald's and other fast food chains have operations along Route 49.