Pvt. Daniel Ross Cullers was the youngest brother of my 4th Great Grandmother Mary Magdalene (Cullers) O’Flaherty.
Pvt. Cullers enlisted on 15 July 1861 at Winchester, Va. just shy of his 19th birthday. He was assigned to Co. K of the 33rd Virginia Infantry Regiment under Col. William Fitzhugh Lee Jr. The 33rd was in Stonewall Jackson’s Brigade the day of 21 July 1861 when Brigadier General Barnard Bee coined his soon to be famous moniker of General Jackson.
Six Days after enlisting, at the 1st Battle of Manassas (Bull Run), Pvt. Cullers was killed in action during the fiery assault up Henry House Hill against the positions of the 1st Michigan and the New York Zouaves. It was said that as the assault started around 1500, by 1530 only “remnants” of the Co. remained.
Pvt. Cullers body was never returned to his home in the Shenandoah Valley and is likely buried with the Confederate Dead at Groveton Cemetery.
(Photos: Henry House Hill after the Assault and Groveton Cemetery)