Union Soldiers Buried at Lebanon, Missouri, 1862-1865

UNION SOLDIERS BURIED AT LEBANON, MISSOURI
1862-1865


From the Weekly Patriot, Monday, September 4, 1865; published at Springfield, Missouri by Ingram and Teed.

"List of Union Soldiers Interred at Lebanon, Missouri.
Office A. Q. M.,
Springfield, Mo., Aug. 26, 1865

"Messrs. Ingram & Teed: -- Enclosed I send you, as far as I am able to procure it, report of dead interred at Lebanon, Mo. You will please publish the same.

"It will be observed that tier No. 1 commences at the southwest corner of the grave yard, the numbers running from South to North, successively. No register of burials has been kept at the Post, and it is due to Lieut. Lukens, present A. Q. M. at Lebanon, to say that he has exerted himself fully to give every information possible on the subject. The Diagram furnished will enable you to satisfy, as far as in your power, inquires that may be made.

"The frequently recurring remark, “Unknown,” is all that Lieut. Lukens or myself can say upon burials that occurred before either of us had charge of the matter, and when the officers in charge doubtless were engaged in matters connected with the living considered of far more importance than the registry of the dead.

"Respectfully, R. B. Owen, A. Q. M."

West
Section 1;1;2;3;4;5;6;7;8;9;10;11
Section 2;1;2;3;4;5;6;0;0;0;0;0
Section 3;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;1;2;3;0
Section 4;1;2;3;4;5;6;7;8;0;0;0
Section 5;1;2;3;4;5;6;7;0;0;0;0
Section 6;1;2;3;4;5;6;7;0;0;0;0
Section 7;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;1;0;0;0
Section 8;1;2;3;4;5;6;0;0;0;0;0
Section 9;1;2;3;4;5;6;7;8;0;0;0
Section 10;1;2;3;4;5;6;7;8;0;0;0


[Information below has been reformatted into columns for the website.
Columns 1 thru 5 are ordered as in the Patriot and the entry numbers correspond to the table above.]


Section 1
1. Unknown....
2. Ed W. Warren corporal Co E 8th Cav MSM Oct 23/5?, 1862/3?
3. John Baird.Co E 8th Cav MSM Mar 28, 1863
4. Unknown....
5. Unknown....
6. Unknown....
7. F. Dopke. Co E Regt unknown marks on board “F H”
8. D. H. White. Co B 4th Iowa Vols.
9. Unknown....
10. Unknown....
11. Unknown....
Section 2
1. James T. Prichard private Co D 8th Cav MSM May 22, 1864
2. Unknown....
3. Unknown....
4. Unknown....
5. Unknown....
6. Unknown....
Section 3
1. Unknown....
2. Unknown....
3. E MeC...1862, marks on board “b.c.”
Section 4
1. James A Humphries Sergeant Co H 3rd MO Cav Jan 31st, 1863
2. Unknown....
3. R. J. Walker...June 18th, 1863
4. Unknown....
5. Unknown....
6. Unknown....
7. Unknown....
8. Unknown....
Section 5
1. Meredith Vest private Co E 8th Cav MSM April 9th, 1863
2. Robert Carson private Co F 20th Iowa Vols March 23, 1863
3. Unknown....
4. I. N. P....
5. Unknown...marks worn off
6. J. A. Douglas Capt....
7. Unknown....
Section 6
1. William D. Lawson.Co C 8th Cav MSM Dec 10th, 1863
2. J. Friend. Co K 4th Iowa.
3. N. J. Schoter....
4. Unknown....
5. Unknown....
6. Unknown...short grave, think it must be a child
7. Unknown....
Section 7
1. Unknown...only one grave on this Section
Section 8
1. Unknown....
2. Unknown....
3. Unknown....
4. G. McReady....
5. Unknown....
6. Unknown....
Section 9
1. Unknown....
2. Unknown....
3. H. S....marks worn off
4. Unknown....
5. Unknown....
6. Unknown....
7. Unknown....
8. Unknown....
Section 10
1. Unknown...Supposed to be a child’s grave
2. Unknown....
3. Unknown....
4. Unknown....
5. Unknown....
6. Benjamin Roharke.Co G 8th Cav MSM July 6th, 1864
7. Unknown....
8. Unknown...enclosed in small fence, citizen’s grave
9. Unknown....

Exhumation of these soldiers and reburial at the National Cemetery in Springfield, Mo is recorded in the interment log now held in the library archives at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.

The table below is from a transcription of that log by John and Mary Ellen Gifford. I have not yet attempted a direct comparison of these lists.

1.Unknown....4-60
2.Dopke, F.E..11-46
3.White, D H.B4 IA.9-60
4-8.Unknown....4--
9.Bradford*....4--
10.Pritchard, James FPvtD8 MSM22 May 186422-37
11.Baird, John2nd LieutE8 MSM20 Mar 186322-36
12.McO___, E.....11-41
13-15.Unknown....4--
16.____, James BPvtM3 IA Cav.9-36
17--21.Unknown....4--
22.Douglas, J E1st Lieut...12-1
23.Unknown....4-63
24.Vest, MeredithPvtE8 MSM9 Apr 186321-51
25.Humphries, James ASgtH3 MO Cav31 Jan 186328-26
26.J.N.P.....---
27-33.Unknown....---
34.Carson, RobertPvtF20 IA __23 Mar 186216-4
35.Unknown....2--
36.Friend, J.K4 IA __.9-54
37.Lawson, William DPvtG8 MSM10 Dec 186322-38
38.Unknown....---
39.Schuler, N J....---
40-41.Unknown....2--
42.McReady, G....2--
43-46.Unknown....2--
47.E.S.F.....12-4
48.Rouarke, BenjaminPvtG8 MSM6 Jul 186422-44
49-52.Unknown....2--
53.VanlandinghamPvtD16 MO Cav.2-72
54.Thomas, JohnPvtF8 MSM14 Apr 186422-43
55-57.Unknown....2--
58-60.Unknown..24 Mo Vols.2--
61.Miller, James RPvtF8 MSM Cav1 Apr 186422-42
62.Unknown....---
63.Goff, RobertUS Teamster...2-47
64-67.Unknown**...18622--
68.R.T.....12-6
69-71.Unknown....2--

*Coffin filled with charcoal, said to be Bradford, Capt.
**Citizens’ report.


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