History: Grave Markers for Veterans
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GRAVES FOR VETERANS (Sauk Co., Wis., NOT Clark County, Wisconsin)

Identified by Appropriate Iron Markers

Bought by W. R. C.

Lasting Markers Indicate the Graves of Soldier Dead—1812, Seminole, Mexican, Civil and 1898 Soldiers.

One hundred markers for graves of civil war veterans, one marker for a soldier of the Seminole war, several markers for veterans of 1812, one marker for a soldier of the war with Spain, and one for a confederate soldier, have been purchased with the proceeds from a supper served several weeks ago by the ladies of the W. R. C. The consignment arrived last Friday and a number of old soldiers have busied themselves in placing markers at the graves of soldiers in Greenwood cemetery and also in cemeteries in the neighborhood.

The markers are made of iron and will last practically forever. Each bears the date of the war it commemorates and a socket for a flag staff makes it convenient for placing flags upon the graves for Decoration Day.

The list of soldier dead upon whose graves the markers are or will be placed, is as follows:

Emmett Smith—

S. M. Rudd—Co. B, 36th Wis.

Hugh Collins

L. Curtis—Corporal, Co. B, 13th Wis.

S. Richards—Co. B, 13th Wis.

C. Holeman—Co. D, 13th Wis.

G. Schuhkart—Co. L., 3rd Wis. Cav. John Melivane

C. H. Stone—Co. A, 19th Wis.

R. A. Wheeler—Co. F., 3rd Wis., Cav.

John Hindes

R. Langley—Chap. 3rd Wis., Cav.

G. M. Jones—6th & 23rd Wis.

W. W. Winchester—Co. K, 12th Wis.

Joseph Fisher—Co. H, 23rd Wis.

H. H. Treadwell

Philo Lane—Co. B, 12th Wis.

H. A. Tator—Capt. Co. A. 19th Wis.

J. A. Stone—Capt. 157th N.Y.

P. Ellinwood—Capt. Co. A, 19th Wis. Jas. Castle—Co. A, 19th Wis.

Chas. Keith—Quartermaster ag’t. 49th Wis.

M. Lee—1st Lieut., Co. E, 31 Masa. Henry Marksmann—1st Wis. Cav.

Henry Sigrist—6th Wis. Battery

H. R. Dorneck—156 Ohio

W. W. Holeton—Co. A., 10th Wis.

John Fessey—Co. B, 13th Wis.

M. Winnie—Co. A, 19th Wis.

G. G. Morgan—1st Heavy artillery

Peter Emser—Co. A, 19th Wis.

Thos. Howland

Peter Brady—Co. A, 19th Wis.

L. Ackerman—Co. F., 1st Wis. Cav.

H. Fuller—Co. F 1st Wis. Cav.

W. H. H. Swetland—Co. B, 44th Ill.

J. L. Palmer

A. Thayer—Co. A, 20th Wis.

J. M. Sparkes—Co. A, 19th Wis.

N. Parker—Co. F., 3rd Wis.

Jas. Street—Co. E, 46th Wis.

Loomis—43rd Wis. W. H. Kipp—Co. K, 26th Wis.

Aaron Chamberlain—Co. B, 146th N.Y.

Amos Chamberlain—Co. B, 140 N.Y.

Amos Cottington—Co. F. 51st Wis.

George Mead—Co. A, 19th Wis.

James Hindes

Peter Geo. Meyer—Co. F, 49th Wis.

Henry Fritscher—Co. A, 9th Ill. Cav.

=====Soldiers other than Civil War======

William Pace—1812, Lake Erie Fleet

Jesse Noyes—1812

J. C. Young—1812

Levi Seeley—1812

Jas. Priest—1812 and Mex. War

Samuel Ramsey—Lieut. 15th U. S. Inf., Mexican War

Geo. F. Lawson—1st U. S. Art., 2nd Seminole War, 1835

W. H. Harms—Corporal Co. L., 4th Infantry, 1898

***The marker has been placed upon the grave of Corporal William Harms, a member of Co. L, Fourth Infantry, who died in the Phillipines of typhoid fever. He was a charter member of Co. B of that city, but secured a discharge upon leaving the city. Soon after he entered the regular army and was advanced to a corporalship. He was taken sick about the time his regiment reached Manila and died in the military hospital. The remains were brought home by the government and were laid to rest with military honors.

The Seminole marker is placed at the grave of George F. Lawson, father of Misses Elizabeth and Lydia Lawson and George J. Lawson, who served in the army in Florida. He suffered an injury to one of his legs that caused him to limp for the remainder of his life.

The 1812 markers are placed at the graves of John C. Young, father of W. H. Young of the town of Reedsburg. William Pace, who fought with commodore Perry in the famous naval battle on Lake Erie, and whose remains were removed a couple of years ago from the burying ground west of the city of Greenwood cemetery: Jesse Noyes and James Priest, the latter having served in both the War of 1812 and the Mexican War.

Typical of the fraternal spirit that exists between the North and the South is the confederate marker placed on the grave of Joseph Neidles, who was section foreman here a number of years ago. Neidles was a Marylander, where the war spirit was intense, and fought for the South. He lived in the North after the war and intimated to his intimates that he felt that he was in the wrong and was sorry that he did not fight for the Union. Neidles was a good soldier , shared the privations and hardships of Lee’s veterans and accepted the result like an honest man.

***Organized in 1883, the Women's Relief Corps (W. R. C.), was created to honor the country's veterans. Members were responsible for decorating the graves of Veterans on Decoration Day, caring for disabled veterans, and attending to the needs of widows and orphans of Civil War soldiers.

 

 


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