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GRAND ARMY ABOVE

List of Defenders of the Union and Constitution

Submitted by Peggy A. Wells


WHO "SLEEP 'NEATH TENTS OF GREEN."

In the Several Cemeteries at and Near Ironton--Their Names, Military Services and the Date of Death or Burial of Each Soldier.

To Mr. Thomas Hamilton, the Register and its readers are indebted for the following list of the soldiers dead whose bodies are at rest in the various cemeteries in and around Ironton, together with the military service, and with few exceptions, the date of death, or burial of each, now published the first time. The list has been compiled by Mr. Hamilton after several months of research in the records of the G. A. R. Post, at the several cemeteries and among friends and relatives of departed veterans. Its value as a local military record will be appreciated by the residents of this community.


WOODLAND CEMETERY
Ironton, Ohio

        The following is an alphabetical list of soldiers interred in Woodland Cemetery. Of these fifty are in the Soldiers' Lot. The list is not complete, as it is known that twenty other soldiers, whose military service (in the War of the Rebellion and former wars) has not yet been ascertained, are buried in that cemetery. Correctness as to statement of service and date of death, or burial, is not vouched for as to every one in the list given. Applications have been forwarded for sixty-nine headstones for unmarked graves in Woodland. With a few exceptions, all the other graves of soldiers therein have been permanently marked by stones, or monuments by relatives of the deceased; but as to a large majority, the inscriptions do not indicate that they ever served in the army or navy.

        A number of unmarked soldiers' graves in Kelly's, Henry's and other cemeteries cannot be located, and it is impossible to ascertain the military service and dates of death of quite a number known to have been buried in these old cemeteries.

        Any reader who may have knowledge of an omission, or find an error of statement as to the military service, or date of death, in the list following is requested to leave a written statement, or correction with William Dillon, janitor at Memorial Hall, or mail same to Thomas Hamilton, Quartermaster of Dick Lambert Post, G. A. R. The G. A. R. Post not only wants to secure the permanent marking of all unmarked soldier's graves in the cemeteries at and in the immediate vicinity of Ironton, but a permanent record of the service, etc., of all deceased soldiers interred therein.

        Able, Jesse, private, B. 2d W. Va. Cav., January 27, 1898.
        Arnold, E., 1st Lieut., E. 20th O V I, 3 mos. Captain, Asst. Surgeon, March 31, 1873.
        Alexander, James, private, I. 146th O V I, March 11, 1893.
        Atkinson, Chas. T., Sergt., A. 5th W. Va. Inf., removal.
        Allen, James, Lt. Col., F & S 2d W. Va. Cavalry, March 15, 1868.
        Belville, John Q., private, D. 1st W. Va., Lt. artillery, Dec. 8, 1888.
        Beach, Joseph, private, K. 2d W. Va., Cavalry, Feb. 8, 1889.
        Berry, Patrick, private, G. 12th O V I, March 29, 1889.
        Backus, Thomas J., private, F. 27th O V I, Feb. 22, 1894.
        Black, Alfred, private, B. 4th U S C T, Apr. 24, 1872.
        Brawley, Alexander, 2d Lieut., B. 1st. W.
        Bush, Horace E., farrier, G. 1st W. Va.
        Bush, Horace E., Farrier, G. 1st W. Va. Cavalry, Nov. 28, 1886.
        Berg, Geo. O., private, L. 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Aug. 26, 1892.
        Bowling, Thos., private, E. 14th Ky. Vol. Inf., March 20, 1888.
        Betts, William, private, E. 6th O V I, March 12, 1895.
        Beckett, Andrew J., private, C. 38th. Ind. Inf., Oct. 25, 1888.
        Brattin, Allen T., Capt., I. 9th W. Va. Inf., Nov. 7, 1892.
        Barber, Joseph L., Capt., H. 6th O. V. C., March 8, 1873.
        Belcher, William A., 1st Lieut., K. 91st. O V I, March 26, 1881.
        Brandt, J. C., private, L. 12th O. V. C., Feb. 16, 1899.
        Cochran, John J., private, C. 56th O V I, January 29, 1894.
        Clark, Ellis E., private, I. 9th. Ind. Vol. Inf., January 26, 1891.
        Coleman, Thornton, private, E. 5th. U. S. C. T., Feb. 23, 1896.
        Casey, Edw., private, C. 13th W. Va. Inf., July 30, 1892.
        Collins, Nathan, private, 9th W. Va. Inf., Dec 6, 1898.
        Chatfield, Samuel K., Corp., A. 188th. O V I, Feb. 21, 1898.
        Coleman, John, private, I. 18th Ky. Inf., November 24, 1894.
        Crossley, Chas. B., private, B. 4th U. S. C. T., Feb. 23, 1893.
        Charlton, John, Corp., H. 5th W. Va. Inf., July 13, 1887.
        Crossley, Simeon, Capt., H. 91st O V I, April 11, 1873.
        Clark, Samuel R., private, H. 9th. W. Va. Inf., October 13, 1899.
        Combs, John, Adj F & S. Capt., H. 2d W. Va. Inf., 5th W. Va. Cavalry, Aug 21, 1894.
        Cochran, Abraham, Corp., K. 2d W. Va. Cavalry, July 29, 1894.
        Driscoll, Shandy H., seaman, G. B. "Signal," Mississippi Sq., August 9, 1888.
        Donohoe, William H., private, H. 6th. O. V. C., Aug. 24, 1895.
        Ditcher, James, private, I. 23d U. S. C. T., June 20, 1888.
        Deboard, Thos. J., private, E. 45th Ky. Inf., July 20, 1898.
        Donohoe, Alvin, private, H. 56th O V I, January 23, 1900.
        Davis, Andrew J., private, 8th Ind. Batt. Lt. Art., February 16, 1897.
        Dunfield, John, private, G. 2d W. Va. Cav., January 14, 1873.
        Davis, Edwin, private, B. 2d W. Va. Cav., June 16, 1863.
        Dean, Ezra, ensign, War 1812, 11th U. S. Inf., January 25, 1872.
        Diels, A. J., private, I. 46th Ky. Inf., Dec. 29, 1872.
        Elswick, Richard, Sergt., I. 39th Ky. Inf., Nov. 24, 1887.
        Enochs, Wm. H., Col. Brvt Brig Gen., 1st W. Va. Vet. Inf., July 13, 1893.
        Estler, J. A. ----, I. 2d N. J. Cav., February 28, 1889.
        Fox, Christ F., private, G. 27th O V I, July 28, 1899.
        Frailey, Martin, private, B. 5th W. Va. Inf., August 24, 1899.
        Fisher, Geo. C., private, I. 173d O V I, September 8, 1888.
        Gibson, Wm., private, A. Ind. W. Va. Excempt Inf., May 31, 1882.
        George, John S., Capt., Ind Co. O Cav., February 16, 1895.
        Geltz, Jacob, private, I. 146th O V I, August 11, 1896.
        Golden, Fletcher, 1st Sergt., H. 6th O. V. C., June 1, 1890.
        Gray, Chas. S., 2d Lieut. U. S. Marine Corps., September 6, 1898.
        Gilfillian, Campbell, Hospital Corps. 2d Army Corps., September 19, 1898.
        Gholson, Jas. H., Corp. Capt. Ward's Co., Ky. Inf. War 1812, December 29, 1844.
        Henry, Elliott C., private, I. 146th O V I, September 30, 1890.
        Henry, Mark S., Corp., H. 91st O V I, August 20, 1882.
        Hall, George B., private, G. 182d O V I, July 12, 1892.
        Harparee, Elias, private, E. 27th O V I, March 14, 1893.
        Huckstep, Cornelius, private, C. 4th U. S. C. T., Apr. 16, 1888.
        Holt, James, private, A. 4th U. S. C. T., January 2, 1897.
        Hickman, Joseph, private, B. 5th U. S. C. T., December 29, 1896.
        Holmes, Jas. H., Capt., H. 1st W. Va. Lt. Art., May 24, 1892.
        Henthorn, J. W., farrier, K. 2d W. Va. Cav., June 10, 1891.
        Hopkins, Wm. G., private, B. 2d W. Va. Cav., January 27, 1897.
        Henry, Dr. J. S., Hospital steward, F & S 49th Ky. Inf., May 2, 1895.
        Hobstetter, Peter, private, I. 9th O V I, February 28, 1889.
        Imes, Solomon H., private, F. 27th O V I, September 21, 1885.
        Israel, Wm. P., Maj. F & S 1st O. Lt. Art., July --, 1869.
        John, Edward, 2d Lieut. A. 5th W. Va. Inf., September 3, 1863.
        Johnson, James, private, A. 4th Cali. Inf., April 25, 1883.
        Jenkins, David, private, K. 183d O V I, September 15, 1880.
        Judd, Chas. H., private, A. 19th Iowa Inf., Apr. 15, 1895.
        James, D. J., private, H. 60th O V I, July 15, 1899.
        Jurock, Prosper, private, D. 2d W. Va. Cav., March 14, 1890.
        Kratzenburg, Geo., Corp., G. 27th O V I, December 31, 1896.
        Kemp, C. T. M., private, I. 146th O V I, December 11, 1886.
        Kirker, Richard A., Sergt., B. 2d W. Va. Cav., Apr. 19, 1865.
        Kirker, Wm. W., 1st Lieut., H. 91st O V I, August 21, 1871.
        Kingsbury, Chas., Lieut. Col. A A G, 1st Army Corps. Cav. Corps., Sept. 25, 1866.
        Keye, William, private, A. 5th W. Va. Inf., October 8, 1884.
        Lintner, Fredr., private, L. 1st O. Lt. Art., January 10, 1890.
        Lewis, Hiram, Sergt., C. 73d O V I, May 21, 1899.
        Lemons, John, private, E. 27th O V I, April 9, 1899.
        Lunsford, Andrew, private, B. 1st W. Va. Lt. Art., December 27, 1899.
        Lloyd, Joseph, private, E. 179th O V I, Apr. 25, 1899.
        Lambert, Rich'd, private, Capt. George's Ind Co Ohio Cav., July 17, 1861.
        Lambert, Wm. G., Sergt., H. 6th O. V. C., March 17, 1897.
        Lowery, Benj. F., private, H. 53d O. Vet. Inf., July 31, 1885.
        Mains, John C., Sergt., G. 45th Ky. M Inf., February 14, 1893.
        Martin, Jacob, private, C. 4th U. S. C. T., May 13, 1886.
        Morgan, Edward, private, I. 5th W. Va. Inf., July 24, 1889.
        Melvin, Chas., private, D. 5th W. Va. Inf., September 18, 1888.
        Mays, Joseph, private, K. 3d W. Va. Cav., October 20 1893.
        Morgan, John C., private, H. 10th Ky. Cav., May 11, 1896.
        Murphy, Wesley, private, H. 56th O V I, June 6, 1896.
        Moser, Fredr., private, I. 67th Pa. Inf., May 18, 1889.
        Mariner, Chas., private, A. 62d Pa. Inf., October 6, 1892.
        Mahan, James, private, H. 5th O. V. C., October 6, 1896.
        Murdock, I. B., Capt., B. 2d, W. Va. Cav., Apr. 11, 1890.
        Mountain, Samuel, Sergt., I. 185th O V I, May 21, 1879.
        Morgan, Mordecai, private, B. 2d W. Va. Cav., removal.
        Morris, Jona, Surgeon, 9th W. Va. Inf., December 29, 1895.
        Markin, L. D., 1st Lieut., D. 1st W. Va. Vet. Inf., January 20, 1896.
        McDaniel, Daniel, private, H. 6th O. V. C., December 24, 1890.
        McKnight, Daniel, private, H. 5th W. Va. Cav. K. 173 O V I, July 10, 1899.
        McMillin, John, private, K. 11th W. Va. Inf., March 3, 1896.
        McQuigg, Wm. T., Capt., C. 5th W. Va. Inf., October 19, 1880.
        Newman, August, private, C. 53d O V I, January 19, 1896.
        Neff, Geo. W., Sergt., F. 56th O V I, October 15, 1894.
        Nigh, Elias, Col. Vols., Maj. U S A, Dept. Q. M. Gen., February 24, 1899.
        Osborne, Benj. F., private, H. 26th Ky. Inf., December 5, 1894.
        Ormstead, Ralph, Maj. F & S, 5th W. Va. Inf., September 15, 1863.
        Peterson, Wm., Corp., G. 22d Ky. Inf., December 18, 1896.
        Pugh, John, private, B. 2d W. Va. Cav., October 14, 1888.
        Rogers, Geo. P., 2d Lieut., H. 91st O V I, July 12, 1883.
        Rodgers, R. E., Maj., F & S, 4th O. V. C., April 10, 1872.
        Rodgers, John L., Sergt., G. 4th O. V. C., March 5, 1893.
        Ricker, Alex. H., 1st Lieut., H. 91st O V I Capt. H. 2d W. Va. Cav., January 19, 1879.
        Ryan, M. B., private, A. 173d O V I, October 28, 1896.
        Richards, Samuel, 1st Sergt., Captain George's Ind Co. Ohio Cav., February 25, 1886.
        Roberts, James, private, C. 4th O. V. C., October 2, 1899.
        Robinson, Geo. D., private, H. 91st O V I, December 14, 1892.
        Stewart, John, Corp., F. 63d Pa. Inf., April 5, 1885.
        Smedley, Geo. W., private, G. 196th O V I, January 8, 1888.
        Smith, Wm. G., private, H. 6th O. V. C., September 17, 1894.
        Sanders, E. M., Sergt., B. 2d W. Va. Cav., January 29, 1900.
        Steed, Sylvester, private, I. 189th O V I, March 16, 1879.
        St. Clair, Wm., 1st Lieut., G. 1st W. Va. Cav., October 30, 1884.
        Sperry, James, private, H. 6th O. V. C., October 7, 1864.
        Sillabaugh, Wm., private, D. 1st W. Va. Lt. Art., removal.
        Sloan, Nathan, private, I. 146th O V I, July 26, 1894.
        Sutherland, Seth, Sergt., 5th Bat. O. Lt. Art., September 9, 1868.
        Steed, Aaron H., private, I. 189th O V I, June 1, 1899.
        Slusher, Peter, private, G. 1st W. Va. Cav.
        Soules, Geo. W., private, F. 12th Pa. Reserves. G. Pa. Vet. Inf., May 23, 1882.
        Thomer, John, Corp., A. 14th Ky. Inf., August 9, 1884.
        Thompson, Geo. W., Corp., I. 189th O V I, November 4, 1888.
        Upp, Harry, private, H. 2d U. S. Inf., September 7, 1898.
        Vickers, Joseph, private, B. 4th O. Bat., September 11, 1894.
        White, John F., Com Sergt., M. 7th O. V. C., February 7, 1892.
        Weddle, Jacob, 1st Lieut., E. 1st W. Va. Inf. Lt. Col. F & S 2d W. Va. Vet. Inf., February 7, 1889.
        Willis, Benj. F., Corp., K. 10th Ky. Cav., February 16, 1892.
        White, Michael, private, H. 53d O V I, April 2, 1892.
        Washburn, Elias H., private, C. 9th W. Va. Inf., December 1, 1898.
        Woodfin, Henry, Corp., B. 4th U. S. C. T., January 16, 1900.
        Webb, Sylvester, private, G. 39th Ky, Inf., December 14, 1892.
        Washburn, Wm. C., private, H. 91st O V I, August 7, 1899.
        Winters, Thos., Sr., Capt., G. 1st W. Va. Cav., February 5, 1893.
        Waters, Thos., private, H. 91st O V I, January 28, 1885.
        Westlake, Wm. E., seaman, G B "Signal," Mississippi Sq., July 2, 1891.
        Wilkinson, J. W., Capt., F. 7th U. S. Cav., March 30, 1890.


KELLY'S CEMETERY

        This cemetery is in an utterly uncared for condition. It is known that a large number of bodies, perhaps more than one hundred, have been removed from it and reinterred in Woodland and other cemeteries. Many of the graves from which bodies have been taken have not been refilled, or only partly refilled; one or more large trees are uprooted; head- stones are down, many being broken and scattered about; grave lot fences are broken, decayed and rusted, and the ground, in great part, is a tangle of trunks and fallen limbs of trees, undergrowth, briars and vines, with gaping holes and a litter of earth-piles and debris all about.

        The following is a list of soldiers burial in this cemetery, several of whom were killed or died of wounds received in battle. The mere names of several others known to be buried there are not given. Of the marked soldiers' graves, five of the headstones have fallen over, two of them being broken in two or more pieces. Application has been made for twelve headstones for unmarked soldiers' graves in this cemetery, and an additional application will be made for several more.

        Burton, Martin, private, E. 5th W. Va. Inf. K, 1st W. Va. Vet Inf.
        Brown, Austin, private, E. 9th U. S. C. T., December 2, 1896.
        Brice, Chas. H., wagoner, H. 2d W. Va. Inf., September 19, 1874.
        Branch, Henry, private, C. 6th U. S. C. T., Apr. 4, 1882.
        Cumpston, J. K., War of 1812, February 26, 1863.
        Casebolt, Thos., private, F. 33d O V I, March 10, 1887.
        Calvin, Stephen P., Col. F & S, 5th W. Va. Inf., August 31, 1868.
        Day, Kimber D., private, A. 5th W. Va. Inf., December 15, 1862.
        Evans, Henry E., 1st Lieut., B. 22d Ky. Inf.
        Finley, Jefferson, private, B. 27th U. S. C. T., January 5, 1887.
        Harvey, Albert, private, G. 2d W. Va. Cav., May 2, 1863.
        Lentz, Jno. (of wounds received at Pitts. Landing), May 8, 1862.
        Lucas, William, private, H. 2d O H Art., January 30,1873.
        Mayo, James, private, I. 9th W. Va. Inf., May 5, 1884.
        McKee, Amos, private, B. 2d W. Va. Cav., January 7, 1863.
        McGinley, Robert, private, H. 2d W. Va. Inf., December 15, 1866.
        McGinley, John, private, B. 1st W. Va. Lt. Art., February 19, 1878.
        Noble, James M., private, A. 5th W. Va. Inf., January 14, 1885.
        Riley, William H., private, E. 14th Ky. Inf., June 16, 1887.
        Robinson, John A., private, I. 4th O. V. C., September 3, 1866.
        Robinson, James, private, E. 14th Ky. Inf.
        Smith, Cyrus, private, Capt. George's Ind. Co., O Cav.
        Shepard, B. Frank, private, B. 1st W. Va. Lt. Art., February 28, 1862.
        Stewart, Harvey, Corp., G. 22d Ky. Inf., August 22, 1881.
        Sites, Paul G., Sergt., B. 56th O V I, February 27, 1878.
        August 17, 1880.
        July 26, 1864.
        Thomas, Thos. R., private, B. 1st W. Va. Lt. Art., September 10, 1882.
        Thomas, Edward A., Sergt. Maj. F & S, 3d W. Va. Cav., July 26, 1864.
        Thomas, Evan D., Capt., G. 22d Ky. Inf., December 31, 1863.
        Warnecke, August, private, G. 2d W. Va. Cav.
        Winters, John, private, K. 40th O V I, April 8, 1862.


SACRED HEART CEMETERY

        The military service and dates of death of the soldiers given in the following list of burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery are, no doubt, correct. All the graves, except nine for which application for headstones has been made, ar marked, the inscription on the headstones of many of them giving the name, Company and Regiment in which the deceased served, but not the date of death.

        Butler, James E., private, G. 2d W. Va. Cav., January 9, 1895.
        Carr, Jeremiah, private, B. 2d W. Va. Cav., June 13, 1898.
        Dyer, John, private, H. 2d W. Va. Inf. 5th W. Va. Cav., July 27, 1894.
        Doran, Edward, private, G. 2d W. Va. Cav., March 23, 1862.
        Dunden, John J., Sergt., G. 2d W. Va. Cav., February 26, 1864.
        Delaney, Arthur, private, G. 2d W. Va. Cav., Dec. 9, 1879.
        Doran, Thomas, private, C. 18th O V I, January 26, 1874.
        Friel, Edward, private, K. 2d W. Va. Cav.
        Gildea, Patrick, private, I. 9th W. Va. Inf., Sept. 11, 1889.
        Gildea, Patrick L., private, E. 7th Ohio Inf., June 24, 1899.
        Hart, Jas. Daily, private, G. 2d W. Va. Cav., March 28, 1896.
        Irving, John, private, K. 2d W. Va. Cav., Nov. 8, 1861.
        Kiser, Frank, private, A. 5th W. Va. Inf., July 19, 1899.
        King, James, private, G. 2d W. Va. Cav.
        Killean, Edward, Corp., G. 2d Ky. Inf.
        Lynch, Martin Dixon, private, K. 12th Ill. Inf., June 4, 1890.
        Mulhern, James, private, K. 2d W. Va. Cav., Oct. 20, 1896.
        Miller, Mathew, private, G. 2d W. Va. Cav., June 1, 1863.
        Montgomery, Geo. H., 1st Lieut., G. 2d W. Va. Cav., Aug. 27, 1880.
        O'Keefe, John, private, C. 18th O V I, K. 1st U. S. Inf., July 17, 1884.
        O'Connor, Michael, private, D. 9th W. Va. Inf., Dec. 7, 1885.
        O'Connor, Thos., private, D. 9th W. Va. Inf., May 1, 1891.
        O'Roark, James, private, A. 23d Ky. Inf., July 17, 1891.
        Ort, Lewis P., chief bugler F and S, 10th Ky. Cav., Nov. 20, 1891.
        Rafferty, Thomas, private, D. 9th W. Va. Inf., January 4, 1891.
        Sullivan, Jere, private, G. 2d W. Va. Cav. 66th 2d Batt. V. R. C., September 30, 1876.
        Staid, James, private, K. 2d W. Va. Cav., December 22, 1879.
        Webb, William, private, K. 18th O Vet Inf., G. 4th U. S. Cav., April 19, 1892.
        Webb, David J., private, I. 18th O Vet Inf., August 13, 1898.


HECLA FURNACE CEMETERY

        The names of twenty-four ex-soldiers buried in the graveyard at Hecla Furnace are known. The following is a list of those whose military service has been ascertained. Application for sixteen headstones for unmarked graves in this cemetery has been forwarded:

        Alexander, G. W., private, L. 1st O Lt. Art., December 17, 1867.
        Blankenship, Wm., private, F. 27th O V I, April 6, 1889.
        Blankenship, John, private, H. 5th W. Va. Inf., September --, 1868.
        Brown, Edward, private, B. 1st W. Va. Lt. Art., October 15, 1899.
        Baldwin, John W., private, B. 39th Ky. Inf., June 7, 1892.
        Baldwin, Alex., Corp., B. 29th Ky. Inf., October 1, 1896.
        Blowers, Chas., private, H. 2d W. Va. In,f. 5th W. Va. Cav.
        Blankenship, Perry, private, I. 189th O V I
        Estes, Daniel, private, H. 9th W. Va. Inf., May 23, 1893.
        Heaborlin, Jas. M., Corp., C. 5th W. Va. Inf., September 16, 1894.
        Hamilton, John, private, F. 27th O V I, March 2, 1886.
        Hilburn, John, private, G. 2d W. Va. Cav.
        Hall, Wm. No. 2, private, E. 2d Ky. Cav., October 5, 1881.
        Kelley, Joseph V., private, I. 53d Ky. M Inf., October 11, 1895.
        Kelley, Wm. A., private, I. 53d Ky. M Inf., June 11, 1899.
        McMahon, Jackson, private, G. 2d W. Va. Cav., April --, 1865.
        Palmer, John, Sergt., G. 22d Ky. Inf., July 19, 1889.
        Steele, David, private, D. 5th W. Va. Inf., July 10, 1881.
        Scott, Samuel, Corp., E. 53d O V I, October 13, 1891.
        Ward, Jacob, private, K. 173d O V I, April 22, 1898.
        Young, Stephen H., Capt., K. 40th Ky. M. Inf., November 15, 1878.        


NEWTON CEMETERY

        The following is an incomplete list of soldiers buried in the above named cemetery. All the graves except one or two are unmarked, and it is not yet known whether all of them can be identified, or located, and hence no application for headstones for this cemetery has been made.

        Abbott, Jackson, private, C. 5th W. Va. Inf., March 28, 1883.
        Buck, James, Sergt., G. 2d W. Va. Cav., September 3, 1886.
        Dogget, Evan, Corp., K. 2d W. Va. Cav.
        King, Joseph R., private, A. 14th Ky. Vet Inf., May 15, 1888.
        Mayhew, Elisha, Corp., G. 4th O. V. Cav., June 18, 1876.
        Partlow, Samuel, private, D. 45th Ky. M. Inf., September 22, 1884.
        Sparling, John S., Sergt., A. 5th W. Va. Inf., October 19, 1864.
        Stevens, William, private, A. 76th Pa. Inf., November 15, 1885.
        Thomas, Merriman, private, H. 10th Tenn. Cav., July 21, 1886.
        Wilson, Hannibal, private, K. 5th W. Va. Inf., December 10, 1885.        


HANGING ROCK CEMETERY

        The list of soldiers buried in this cemetery is incomplete. While several others whose names are known are interred in the cemetery, the military record of those in the list following has been verified. An application for six headstones for unmarked graves in this cemetery has been prepared.

        In order to get a headstone for the unmarked grave of a soldier, it is necessary that the name under which was mustered, his rank, the company and regiment to which he belonged and the date of his death shall be correctly stated in the application.

        Any fact sent to the Post Quartermaster that will add in the compilation of a complete list of deceased soldiers buried in the several cemeteries in or near this city will be appreciated by Dick Lambert Post G. A. R. and may result in the permanent marking of some unmarked grave that would otherwise remain forever unmarked and soo become unknown.

        Canaan, John H., Sergt., H. 179th O V I, April 12, 1899.
        Dorries, August, private, L. 1st O. Lt. Art., November 13, 1868.
        Haggerty, William, private, I. 4th O. V. C., August 31, 1891.
        Haggerty, John E., private, I. 4th O. V. C., October 18, 1889.
        Huffman, Wm., Sergt., M. 2d Mo. Cav., January 3, 1892.
        Kiskadden, Geo., 1st Sergt., K. 2d W. Va. Cav., March 16, 1900.
        Massie, Moses, private, F. 173d O V I, March 22, 1900.
        Mercer, George, private, A. 5th W. Va. Inf.
        Smith, Joseph, private, B. 1st W. Va. Lt. Art.
        Worthington, J. W., Sergt., B. 1st W. Va. Lt. Art., January 30, 1898.       


 HENRY'S CEMETERY

        This is the oldest burying ground at or near Ironton, it being reported that two or more bodies of original settlers were interred in it before the beginning of the century now ending, or recently ended, or a little over one hundred years ago. Three other graveyards were used as burial places by early settlers. Men now living and some not over 50 years of age, have seen them, or evidence of their existence, although they were long since obliterated, one by the encroachment of the river, one by the building or operation of an iron works plant, and the other by "eminent domain," which gives a railroad corporation a right of way over any thing and any body.

        The ground enclosed and known as "Henry's Graveyard," was long since turned over to the Township Trustees by the owner, who, following the "course of empire" westward, died in Missouri. As of other private cemeteries, no register of burials in Henry's can be found, if any was ever kept. The number of soldiers buried therein is not known, but it is reported that there are not less than twelve. The Q. M. of Dick Lambert Post G. A. R. has secured the names of only seven, six with military service records being given in the following list, only one of the graves of soldiers being reported as marked. One of the men named below was killed in a skirmish in Wayne county, W. Va., another "died, on hospital boat, of wounds received in action," as stated in the "Report of the Adjutant General of Kentucky, 1861-1866, while another died a victim of the smallpox epidemic of 1881, presumably in the pesthouse, which is located near the cemetery.
        
        Collier, Joseph, private, A. 5th W. Va. Inf.
        Minard, Hezekiah, private, B. 1st W. Va. Lt. Art., April 16, 1898.
        McCormick, Thos., Sergt., D. 9th W. Va. Inf., February 16, 1864.
        Peterson, John W., Sergt., G. 22 Ky. Inf., January 9, 1863.
        Richendollar, Henry, private, I. 36th O V I, September 29, 1881.
        Welsh, William, Sergt., A. 5th W. Va. Inf.


ZOAR CEMETERY

        The list of soldiers buried in this cemetery is not yet completed. From recorded evidence the four following have been traced into it.

        Hood, Bluford, private, K. 1st W. Va. Vet. Inf., September 14, 1891.
        Layne, Wm. C., private, K. 45th Ky. M Inf., July 31, 1891.
        Markel, Jacob W., private, D. 91st O V I, September 7, 1898.
        Waddel, Wilson, private, A. 5th W. Va. Inf.


LAGRANGE CEMETERY

        There are several soldiers buried therein, the names and service of the five being known, as follows:

        Fillinger, Samuel, private, H. 9th W. Va. Inf., December 16, 1892.
        Hilton, Hiram, private, I. 39th Ky. Inf. 7th O Batt. Lt. Art., March 29, 1899.
        Mays, James, private, E. 5th O V I, December 17, 1898.
        Sands, James G., private, H. 26th Ky. Inf., April 9, 1883.
        Turvey, Levi, private, A. 173d O V I.


CALVARY CEMETERY

        Efforts (to be continued) have been made to obtain a list of the soldiers buried therein, but have so far failed.


CONCLUSION

        The names in the above lists included those of men of all classes and professions in civil life and their publication will awaken emotions of pleasure and sorrow and recall to the memory of many still living incidents connected with the lives and services of the dead, both before, during and after the war of the Rebellion. No such list has ever before been published in any newspaper.

        To the God-created man, hampered, or bound, by time-serving leaders, want of knowledge, prejudice, custom, lack of money or greed for wealth, who, with others, is creating tragedy in the belief that only irremedial political and industrial oppression and suffering exist; (as a result of "Destiny;") that this is an uninteresting, unheroic age, in which only self and self-interest should engross his time and attention; to him especially, or to any living man, the soldier dead, in language of essayist and of poet, might say, if they could speak:
        Apart from whirlwinds of cannon musketry, which for a season darkened the air, and are but superficial phenomena, you are witnessing what we witnessed, the tragic, the romantic, the miraculous. Overhead the infinite Deep, with greater and lesser lights, bright-rolling, silent-beaming, hurled forth by the hand of God; around you, and under your feet, the wonderfullest earth, and (unaccountablest of all) yourself, standing there. The all-encircling, mysterious tide of Force, thousandfold, billows shoreless on; bears you along with it; you, too are a part of it. Oak trees fall; young acorns spring, men, too, new-sent from the Unknown, of tiniest size, wax into stature, into strength of sinew, passionate fire and light; in other men the light is growing dim, the sinews all feeble; they sink motionless into ashes, into visibility, return back to the Unknown, beckoning you their mute farewell. Generation after generation, (thousands of them, from the unknown beginning,) so loud, so stormful busy, rushed torrent-wise, thundering down, down; and fell all silent (only some feeble re-echo, which grew ever feebler, struggling up) and Oblivion swallowed them all. Thousands more, to the Unknown Ending, will follow; and thou there (in the present age) hangest as a drop still sungilt, on the giddy edge, one moment, while the Darkness has not engulfed thee. O Brother! is that what thou callest prosaic; of small interest? Awake, poor troubled sleeper; shake off thy torpid nightmare dream; look, see, behold it, the Flame-image; slpendors high as Heaven, terrors deep as Hell. This is God's Creation; this is Man's Life.

        In the future that is still thine on Earth,
In spirit and with mute appeal, we implore thee:
So live, that when thy summons come to join
The innumerable caravan which moves
To that mysterious realm where each shall take
His chamber in the silent halls of death,
Thou go not, like the quarry slave at night,
Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed
By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave
Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About him and lies down to pleasant dreams.

Ironton Register, May 10, 1900, Thursday, Pages 6 and 7.

 

 
 
 

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