Lt. Col. Elbert Bland
Birth: Apr. 29, 1823 Edgefield County South Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1863 Fort Oglethorpe Catoosa County Georgia, USA
Confederate Officer. Graduated from Medical College of New York. Assistant Surgeon, Palmetto Regiment, Mexican War; Surgeon, 1st South Carolina – 1861; Capt., Company H, 7th South Carolina – April 15, 1861; Lt. Col. – May 14, 1862. Bland was appointed Lt. Col. on May 14, 1862. He fought a duel with Maj. Seibels during the Winter 1861/1862 near Manassas, Virginia.Wounded at Seven Pines, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Killed at Chickamauga. Bland was wounded at Fredericksburg in December 1862. He was killed in action at Chickamauga, Georgia on September 20, 1863.
Willow Brook Cemetery is also known as First Baptist Church Cemetery.
Rebecca Griffin Bland (1835 – 1891)*
Saint Julian Bland (1858 – 1891)* Burial:
Edgefield Village Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
A son of James W. Whitlock (who fought under Bland) was named Elbert Bland Whitlock. He was born in 1884, nearly 20 years after the Civil War ended. To remember Bland this way says a lot. He must have been a good commander and well respected by his men.