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Jonas Loehr

Obituary of Charles T. Loehr, Richmond, Virginia.

Charles T. Loehr, a gallant Confederate soldier, died at his home, in Richmond, Va., on March 5, 1915. He was prominently identified with many affairs pertaining to the welfare of the city, and for many years he was connected with the insurance business of Richmond. At the time of his death he was Secretary and Treasurer of the Virginia Building and Loan Company. Few men of Richmond were better known among the Confederate veterans of the South. As Chairman of the Information and Registration Committee for the Reunion he had been in correspondence with Camps and veterans wanting accomodations in Richmond during the meeting, and it will be a sorrow to many that he will not be there to greet them.

Charles Loehr was born in Altena, Germany, August 8, 1842. He came to America in 1854 and landed in Richmond in 1855. Although born in a foreign land, he cast his lot with the South at the outbreak of hostilities in 1861 and made an enviable record as a Confederate soldier. He helped to organize the first company of the 1st Virginia Regiment, enlisted for service with the command and was in many of the most notable battles of the war, such as Manassas, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Seven Pines, Gaines's Mill, Frayser's Farm, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, New Bern, South Mountain, Dinwiddie, Five Forks, Point Lookout, Plymouth, Drewry's Bluff, Milford, Cold Harbor, and Second Manassas. He was wounded in Pickett's charge at Gettysburg.

Always observant and a reader and student, Mr. Loehr had gathered a great deal of information which was of value in setting history straight about the great battle of Gettysburg. He was one of the organizers of Pickett's Camp in Richmond and had been its Commander. For many years he was a prominent member of the old First Regiment Association, which he helped to organize.

Mr. Loehr was also one of the oldest members of the Knights of Pythias in Richmond, a charter member of Syracuse Lodge, and a Past Grand Chancellor of the order in the State of Virginia. He was married in 1866 to Miss Amelia B. Jonas, of Richmond, and is survived by two sons and two daughters.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1915.

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