Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865

Sarah Emma Edmonds Detached Tent #4

Houston, Texas

Sarah Emma Edmonds Detached Tent #4

Chartered February 11, 2007

Our Civil War Ancestors' Stories

According to his great-granddaughter, Providence Anderson was a Union man and a Republican all his life. When he died in 1940, he requested that he have an old soldier's gravestone at his grave, and his grave face North. Providence Anderson is buried at the Chris Eaton Cemetery in Ozark County, Missouri.

Providence-AndersonClick on photo to see full-size | Providence-AndersonClick on photo to see full size[Photo is courtesy of his great-granddaughter]

The grave behind and just to the left of Providence Anderson's grave is that of his wife, that can be seen in the first picture. The second photo is close-up view of the grave

John Harrison Barrett (1842-1921), was born in Stockport, Cheshire, England on the north border of Wales and near Liverpool, in October, 1842 and died in Malden, MA in 1921. He sailed to Quebec and then took a train to St. Louis, MO. According to his Military Records John mustered in as a Private in the Battery G, 2nd Regiment, Missiouri Light Artillery on November 28, 1863 in St. Louis, MO and mustered out on August 22, 1865 in Benton Barracks, MO. During his service in the Civil War he is reported to have saved several gunboats on the Mississippi River because he was a mechanical engineer. After the Civil War John travelled to Massachusetts and settled in the town of West Springfield. Between 1866 and 1906, John married three times, and between his three wives he had a total of 24 children. He married his 3rd wife, Elizabeth Bateson, in 1906, and together they had 9 children. After John died, his widow, Elizabeth, remarried and lived another 60 years. John is buried in Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts with his 3rd wife, whose name was Elizabeth Kerins when she died in 1966, and one of their sons, Philip, (1907-2001). Sources: Great-granddaughter of John Harrison Barrett, Military Records and Civil War Pension file of John Harrison Barrett

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Sources for photos: Photo on top left is courtesy of D. J. Goldman, volunteer photographer for Find-A-Grave; and the two photos of the gravestones are courtesy of Bob Spry, volunteer photographer for Find-A-Grave

Note: Our member, and great-granddaughter of John Harrison Barrett originally posted a message on the DUVCW Yahoo Chat list in search of photos of his grave. Lisa Smith, another member of the DUVCW, and volunteer with Find-A-Grave made a request for photos of John Barrett's grave, and Find-A-Grave volunteer photographer Bob Spry responded to the request. Our Tent would like to thank Lisa for making that request on behalf of the great-granddaughter of John Barrett.

William Bowling (1831-1909), is buried in the Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, Oak Grove, Denton County, Texas. William is buried next to his wife, Laura. On the same plot is a Military Gravestone for William too.

William-BowlingClick on photo to see full-size | BowlingwilliamlauraClick on photo to see full size[Photos are courtesy great-great-great-granddaughter]

Photo on left is that of William Bowling's military gravestone, and the other photo is of the gravestone he shares with his wife.

Charles Brackall (1845-1913), enlisted as a Private in Company I of the 72nd Indiana Regiment of Volunteers on 11 Nov 1864 in Lafayette, Indiana. In February, 1865, during a battle that took place in Alabama, his eyes were injured when he was too close to cannon balls exploding. After his injury he spent a month in the hospital, and transferred to Company A of the 44th Indiana Regiment of Volunteers. He remained with the 44th until they mustered out in Chattanooga, Tennessee on 14 Sep 1865.[Sources: Civil War Military Records and Pension file of Charles Brackall]

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Charles Brackall is buried in Soldier Circle, Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Indiana. At the top of the road as one approaches the Soldier Circle burial section one can see in big white letters the phrase- Lest We Forget, and above that is a large cannon and a American flag.[Photos are courtesy of great-great-granddaughter]

Note: The photo on the left above that is designed like a scrapbook page includes 2 photos that were taken in April 2009 prior to Memorial Day, as you can see the gravestone looks darker, or should we say dirty, while the photo on the right was taken in June 2003 a couple of weeks after Memorial Day. They probably clean the gravestones for Memorial Day.

Sergeant Major Joseph A. Elder (1841-1926), was born in Perryville, Missouri December 18, 1841. When not quite 20 tears of age he crossed the Mississippi River which borders Perry county and enrolled for a three year term of duty in the Union Army at Waterloo, Illinois on October 31, 1861. He was mustered into service at Camp Butler Illinois with the rank of Private. Scarcely three months later the 49th Illinois was engaged in one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, the Battle of Shiloh. Following this the regiment was involved in numerous engagements with the enemy in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Joseph Elder re-enlisted at the end of three years term of duty and was appointed a Sergeant Major. At the end of the war he was recommended for a commission of Captain. He was mustered out and returned to Perryville where he was member of the G.A.R. Difani Post. He died at the age of 85 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Perryville, Missouri.[Source: Illinois Archives]

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All photos above are courtesy of Joseph Elder's great-granddaughter, Patricia Wood: the photo of Joseph Elder came from the collection of his daughter; the photo of Joseph Elder's gravestone was taken by his great-granddaughter; Patricia Wood is standing next to the monument whose inscription reads: In Memory of Perry County's Union Soldiers of the Civil War 1861-1865, Erected by Sons of Veterans and Auxiliary 1923,

Robert Scott Irvine McKibbin

Robert-McKibbinClick on photo to see full sizePhoto was taken by Shirley Toltz, [who is a relative of the great-granddaughter of Robert McKibbin through his wife, Nancy Jane Fairchild], and is used with her permission

Robert Irvin McKibbin is buried at the Dale Methodist Cemetery in Beaverton, Gladwin, Michigan

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Photo on the left is one of Robert McKibbin with his wife Nancy Jane Fairchild, and the photo on the right is William McKibbin, who was the younger brother of Robert. William joined the same unit as his older brother Robert, but he was killed during the Civil War. [The original version of this photo was a tin type]

2nd Lieutenant Julius Reichardt (1829-1868), (Reichardt is also spelled as Richardt), Union officer in the 24th Illinois Infantry Regiment

Julius-ReichardtClick on photo to see full size[Full-length portrait, standing, facing front, T.M. Schleier's Cartes de Visite Photography Gallery, Nashville, TN., Courtesy of S. Muller]

Captain Isaac Christopher Simler (1819-1897), married Elizabeth Fravel (1823-1902), on Christmas Day, 1838 in Harrison County, Indiana. In 1854, they came to Adair County, Missouri. He first bought a 120 acre tract, then entered 80 acres, he afterward bought 20 acres and entered 40 acres of timberland and entered 139 acres and bought 200 acres.[As of 1888 he owned 600 acres, of which about 200 were cultivated.]In August 1861, he joined the 22nd Missouri Cavalry, which was afterward merged in the Black Hawke constituting the 7th Missouri Cavalry. He served as orderly until he was discharged on February 2, 1863, on account of disability. He was at the Battles of Blue Mills and Prairie Grove and came so near being wounded as to receive sixteen bullets in his clothes. After his return, he joined a company of provisional militia, of which he became Captain, doing service against the Bushwckers...[Sources for narrative on Isaac Simler was History of Adair, Sullivan, Putman, and Schuyler Counties of Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Company 1888, and The Genealogy of Isaac Christopher Simler]

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Photos of Isaac Simler's gravestone. Isaac and his wife Elizabeth and his wife are both buried in the Salisbury Cemetery, Adair County, Missiouri

[Photos Isaac Simler and his wife Elizabeth and the photos of Isaac Simler's gravestone are from the Simler Family History Book]

Mahlon Stout (1828-1908)

stoutClick photo to see full sizePhoto of Mahlon Stout gravestone is courtesy of Robin Ellis, a volunteer with the Michigan Tombstone Project

Thomas W. Whitlock (1848-1932)

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Thomas Wesley Whitlock and his wife Sarah Pearl Nail on the day of their wedding on 16 Nov 1886 in Elk Creek, Johnson Co., Nebraska

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Thomas W. Whitlock is buried in Rosemont Cemetery in Benton, Saline Co., Arkansas

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