Some Civil War Soldiers Buried in Spokane, Washington

As I mentioned before, I photographed a few Civil War veterans’ graves in Greenwood Memorial Terrace here in Spokane on Sunday. Here’s a list of the veterans, with links to their memorial pages and grave photos on Find A Grave:

C. R. Bardwell – Company C, 6th Minnesota Infantry

His wife, Mary E. Bardwell.

Eugene S. P. Bolton – Company A, 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery

F. W. Fiske – Company C, 8th Minnesota Infantry

Martin Holston – Company B, 1st Illinois Cavalry – UPDATE 23 Sep 2007: Read his biography here.

Pvt. Albert B. Hurd – Company H, 6th Minnesota Infantry (He already had a memorial page and photo, unbeknownst to me, but I added the photo I took.)

Hiram O. Johnson – Company H, 9th Indiana Infantry

Pvt. Joseph Litterneau – Company F, 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry

William W. Mason – 39th Massachusetts Infantry

John W. Proctor – “U. S. Soldier”

Corp. Christian Sanders – Company F, 6th Wisconsin Infantry

His probable wife, Elizabeth Sanders.

Sgt. Walter Scott – Company K, U.S. Colored Troops Infantry (I’d love to find out more of his story! African-Americans have always been a definite minority in this community, especially at the time this man would have lived here.) – UPDATE: Craig Manson, at GeneaBlogie, has created a “brief study” of Sgt. Walter Scott’s life here.

John C. Squires – Company I, 2nd New York Heavy Artillery

Henry S. Walker – Company L, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry

James B. Warren
– Company D, 18th Missouri Infantry

Musician Charles F. Wightman – Company C, 26th Illinois Infantry

I used the Sons of Union Veterans National Graves Registration Database to try to find more detailed information on these men. There wasn’t much, but I did get some full names where I only found initials, a couple of dates (most of the stones did not list birth/death dates), and some explanations for some of the abbreviations.

These are but a handful of the 393 known Civil War veterans buried in this cemetery and the 803 total buried in this county. I want to know more about these men, and perhaps this summer I can do some research on them, or find their obituaries in the microfilmed newspapers in the downtown library.

Some Civil War Soldiers Buried in Spokane, Washington

As I mentioned before, I photographed a few Civil War veterans’ graves in Greenwood Memorial Terrace here in Spokane on Sunday. Here’s a list of the veterans, with links to their memorial pages and grave photos on Find A Grave:

C. R. Bardwell – Company C, 6th Minnesota Infantry

His wife, Mary E. Bardwell.

Eugene S. P. Bolton – Company A, 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery

F. W. Fiske – Company C, 8th Minnesota Infantry

Martin Holston – Company B, 1st Illinois Cavalry – UPDATE 23 Sep 2007: Read his biography here.

Pvt. Albert B. Hurd – Company H, 6th Minnesota Infantry (He already had a memorial page and photo, unbeknownst to me, but I added the photo I took.)

Hiram O. Johnson – Company H, 9th Indiana Infantry

Pvt. Joseph Litterneau – Company F, 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry

William W. Mason – 39th Massachusetts Infantry

John W. Proctor – “U. S. Soldier”

Corp. Christian Sanders – Company F, 6th Wisconsin Infantry

His probable wife, Elizabeth Sanders.

Sgt. Walter Scott – Company K, U.S. Colored Troops Infantry (I’d love to find out more of his story! African-Americans have always been a definite minority in this community, especially at the time this man would have lived here.) – UPDATE: Craig Manson, at GeneaBlogie, has created a “brief study” of Sgt. Walter Scott’s life here.

John C. Squires – Company I, 2nd New York Heavy Artillery

Henry S. Walker – Company L, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry

James B. Warren
– Company D, 18th Missouri Infantry

Musician Charles F. Wightman – Company C, 26th Illinois Infantry

I used the Sons of Union Veterans National Graves Registration Database to try to find more detailed information on these men. There wasn’t much, but I did get some full names where I only found initials, a couple of dates (most of the stones did not list birth/death dates), and some explanations for some of the abbreviations.

These are but a handful of the 393 known Civil War veterans buried in this cemetery and the 803 total buried in this county. I want to know more about these men, and perhaps this summer I can do some research on them, or find their obituaries in the microfilmed newspapers in the downtown library.

18th Carnival of Genealogy is Posted

I tried to blog this earlier, and ran into a hiccup…so here goes again! Jasia, over at Creative Gene, has posted the 18th Carnival of Genealogy. The topic is “5 Best Tips for Specific Research Areas.” Nine bloggers share their tips for researching in specific locations including Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Northeast Indiana, Detroit (Polish ancestors), San Diego (CA), Texas, and Upstate New York. There also a blog on five generic tips that can be used for any kind of research. So take a look and check it out. Even if none of these research areas apply to you, you may get an idea or two of how to do research in your ancestral locations.

The topic for the 19th Carnival of Genealogy is “Shelter from the Storm: Stories of Home and Hearth.” I encourage you to take a try at blogging on a specific topic…it’s a lot of fun!

18th Carnival of Genealogy is Posted

I tried to blog this earlier, and ran into a hiccup…so here goes again! Jasia, over at Creative Gene, has posted the 18th Carnival of Genealogy. The topic is “5 Best Tips for Specific Research Areas.” Nine bloggers share their tips for researching in specific locations including Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Northeast Indiana, Detroit (Polish ancestors), San Diego (CA), Texas, and Upstate New York. There also a blog on five generic tips that can be used for any kind of research. So take a look and check it out. Even if none of these research areas apply to you, you may get an idea or two of how to do research in your ancestral locations.

The topic for the 19th Carnival of Genealogy is “Shelter from the Storm: Stories of Home and Hearth.” I encourage you to take a try at blogging on a specific topic…it’s a lot of fun!