Burial Sites, Company A

Primarily with the help of FindAGrave.com I have begun to document the burial sites of men of the 49th. Below are the men from Company A whose burial sites have been located.

Name Cemetery
Abner D. Cox Cox Cemetery, Lincoln Co., MO
Alfred M. Williams Marietta National Cemetery, Cobb Co., GA
Armstead F. Mabry Bowling Green City Cemetery, Pike Co., MO
Augustus S. Morris Oakwood Cemetery, Madison Co., IL
Charles Benedict Elder Saint Alphonsus Cemetery, Lincoln Co., MO
Charles L. Stonebarger Chalmette National Cemetery, St. Bernard Parish, LA
Ellis Graham Twin Falls Cemetery, Twin Falls Co., ID
Fountain Anson New Liberty Cemetery, Lincoln Co., MO
Franklin Black Redding Memorial Park, Shasta Co., CA
Granville Kindred Antioch Cemetery, Morgan Co., IL
Henry C. Jones Edgewood Cemetery, Pike Co., MO
Henry Evans Siloam Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Pike Co, MO
Jacob C. Hopkins Herriman Chapel Cemetery, Cedar Co., MO
James A. Grimmett Olney Cemetery, Lincoln Co., MO
James Jackson Spokane Cemetery, Christian Co., MO
John D. Riggs Marietta National Cemetery, Cobb Co, GA
John Henry Aydelott Jonesburg City Cemetery, Montgomery Co., MO
John Miscal Dyke Shelton Cemetery, Lincoln Co., MO
John S. East Warrenton City Cemetery, Warren Co Mo
Jonathan Ingram El Dorado Springs Cemetery, Cedar Co., MO
Joseph P. Shelker Douglas Cemetery, Lincoln Co., MO
Levi F. Pennington Pennington Cemetery, Lincoln Co. MO
Louis Preston Capps Fairview Cemetery, Lincoln Co., MO
Mervin A Jones Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles Co., CA
Miles S. Copher Peace Church Cemetery, Jasper Co., MO
Nathaniel Anson Anson Cemetery, Lincoln Co., MO
Nicholas E. Morris Siloam Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Pike Co., MO
Prospect M. Sitton Memphis National Cemetery
Robert Henry Jefferson City National Cemetery, Cole County, MO
Samuel Hughlett Rudd School Cemetery, Pike Co., MO
Samuel I Park New Liberty Cemetery, Lincoln Co., MO
Samuel S. Cox Benton City Cemetery, Audrain Co., MO
Thomas B. Morris Hoss Cemetery, Warren Co., MO
Thomas J. Copher Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth Co., KS
Thomas P. Earnest Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb Co. GA
Thornton F. Hancock Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Montgomery Co., MO
Wiliam T. Colbert Cornerstone Cemetery, Lincoln Co., MO
William Colbert Troy City Cemetery, Lincoln Co., MO
William F. Burnes Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb Co., GA
William Henry Clark Forest Park Cemetery, Jasper Co., MO
William J. Martin Morris Cemetery, Lincoln Co., MO
William Jones Marietta National Cemetery, Cobb Co, GA
William M. Darnell Veterans Memorial Grove, Napa Co., CA

August 2015 Book Update

Hello folks, after getting married this spring and the associated chaos related to moving to a new home, I’m finally getting a little time to work on the 49th again.  My research materials have actually made it out of the garage and into my office and are available for use again.  For the last few weeks I’ve been working on locating the graves of members of the regiment that died during the war.  Then, I’ll get back to the series of posts on post-war deaths of unit members that were noted in their pension records.

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Update on the Book

I just wanted to give everyone an update on where things stand with the book on the history of the 49th that I’ve been working on a for a long time.  A draft of the manuscript is complete up through the beginning of the battle for Spanish Fort near Mobile.  I’ve been sort of stuck at this point for a while as there is almost no specific information about the role that the regiment played in this campaign.  For example, Col. Dyer apparently didn’t write an after-action report and I’ve not come across any letters or diaries from soldiers of the 49th written during this period.

In the last few months I’ve been trying to clear up a lot of confusion regarding the spelling of soldier names.  Anyone who has dealt with manuscripts from this period understands the difficulty in interpreting the writing and when you combine this with the fact that there are several different ways to spell the names of many of the unit’s German soldiers, confirming the accuracy of a particular spelling can sometimes be almost impossible.  I feel that I owe it to the soldiers to do the best I can to make sure that their names are spelled correctly both on the web site and in the book.

One resource that has proven to be particularly helpful is FindAGrave.com, which often has photos of gravestones, which I take as the definitive spelling — though even these are sometimes contradicted by the spelling in newspaper obituaries.

Update on the Update (May 2015)– I’ve had to put the book on hold as I prepare to get married and move.  Hopefully, I will be able to finish it up later this summer

Death of Levi Pennington

150 years ago today, Private Levi Pennington, of Company A, died of congestion of the brain and liver in Columbia, Missouri.  When he enlisted at the age of 17 he was a farmer living in Warren County.  He is buried in the Pennington Cemetery in Truxton, Lincoln County, Missouri.

Source: Columbia Missouri Statesman, December 16, 1864; 49th Missouri Infantry service records.