Tuesday, September 22, 2015

TOMBSTONE TUESDAY–Civil War Soldier Headstones

In keeping with last week’s post about finding our ancestors who served during military conflicts, I am posting some headstones of Civil War veterans from our family.

In total, at this point, I have 34 men who served during the Civil War.  I expect to have quite a few more once I am finished going through the lists I created in my post titled TUESDAY’S TIP – How to Determine Which War Your Ancestor May Have Participated In

Here are 6 headstones indicating their military service during the Civil War.
SURDAM_George B_headstone_1898_LakeviewCemSkaneatelesOnondagaNewYork_cropped
George B. SURDAM - Private, Co. H,  29th NY Infantry
GILLEN_Elijah F_1821-1896_original headstone_RomeProctorCemOH
Elijah F. GILLEN - Lieutenant, Co. S, 2nd Cavalry, West VA
GILLEN_Isaac_headstone_born about 1843_Mt HopeCem_UrbanaChampaignIllinois
Isaac GILLEN - Sergeant, Co. B, 135th Illinois Infantry

FLOWER_Rodney G_Cressey Praire Home Cemetery
Rodney G. FLOWER - Private, Co. L, 4th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry
FRAMPTON_William W_headstone with Wife Ella_DeSotoCem_JohnsonCo_Kansas
William W. FRAMPTON - Private, Co. I, 12th Kansas Volunteer Infantry
THOMPSON_William D_headstone_1906_GreenwoodCem_PA
William D. THOMPSON - Private, Co. B, 63rd PA Volunteer Infantry
Thank you to all of my ancestors who fought during this very horrible time in our nation’s history.  I sometimes try to think what it must have been like to live in the northern, midwest and southern states during this war.  I know it even affected those out west.

THE CIVIL WAR - How Our Country Dealt With The Aftermath
MYSTERY MONDAY - Where is the Wreck of this Civil War Era Paddle Steamer?

Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl

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