Civil War April 12, 1861 - May 26, 1865
Cogburn, Garrett, Hopper, Howton, Keith, Montgomery, Robbins, Waggoner, Whittington and Woodall cemeteries are named after Civil War veterans. The Reed Cemetery was started during the Civil War in 1864. North of Story is the Reed Cemetery. It is here that the Reed sisters buried an unknown Confederate soldier. Much of the Story area supported the Union during the Civil War. This list, 141 names, 21 are Union men, i.e. 15%. This list is incomplete. 20 out of 141 have no dates. i.e. 14%. Submissions welcome. CSA unless Union stated.
How do you find a date of death?
1. Confederate Pension record.
2. Application for federal headstone. Available on Ancestry.
History of the Government furnished headstones. On Feb. 3, 1879, Congress authorized the furnishing of stones for the unmarked graves of veterans in private cemeteries. In 1903 the height of the stone was increased to 39 inches, the width to 12 inches, and the thickness to four inches. The question of permanently marking graves of Confederate deceased in national cemeteries and Confederate burial plots resulted in the Act of March 9, 1906. The same size and material for Confederate headstones as headstones for Civil-Spanish War deceased. The design varied in that the top was pointed instead of rounded and the shield was omitted. An act on Feb. 26, 1929 (70th Cong., Chap. 324), authorized the furnishing of this type of stone for graves in private cemeteries, as well. On May 26, 1930, the War Department implemented regulations for Confederate headstones that also authorized the inscription of the Confederate Cross of Honor in a small circle on the front face of the stone above the standard inscription of the soldier's name, rank, company and regiment. The Under Secretary of War authorized the addition of the date of birth as part of authorized inscription in 1944. The headstones are made in Vermont.
Jones, Joseph Franklin, Sgt. Co. B. 6 Provisional - was in the Missouri Militia. He was in the EMM = Enrolled Missouri Militia which was a Union regiment. Enlisted April 10th 1863. His stone is a federal style stone and the application for his stone provides his date of death as October 13, 1903. This headstone was for the unmarked grave of a veteran. J.A. Jones, applicant, Bengal, Okla. July 12th 1937. Gantt's Quarry, Ala. July 15th 1937. Ordered 6 Oct. 1937. Shipped 31 Dec. 1937. His headstone was shipped to a railway station at the Government expense to B.H. Dupree at Albion, Okla. The headstone to be remove from station and properly placed at grave at the descendants expense.
McElroy, Jeremiah - Co. K. 2 ARK INF Enl 18 Jun 1861 at Helena, AR. Paroled 28
Apr 1865 at Greensboro, NC.
He was 25 when he enlisted so that gives a relative age, for birthplace recommend looking on the 1860 census for Arkansas and see if you can find him. As to the markers, usually relatives ordered them from the govt. Now they come from the VA. If it was ordered very long ago, you will have to find the records from the National Archives. However there is some info at ancestory.com that lists old applications for Confederate markers. It also appears he was a Cpl but was reduced and served the rest of the war as a Pvt. This record was obtained through an Ancestry.com search:
Application for Headstone, McElroy, Jeremiah, Corporal, Company K, 2nd Arkansas Infantry, died September 13, 1895, buried at Mt. Ida Cemetery, Arkansas, to be shipped to H. ?. McElroy at Norman, Arkansas, filed August 31, 1936, ordered from Columbus, Miss. January 23, 1937.
Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.; Applications for Headstones for U.S. military veterans, 1925-1941; National Archives Microfilm Publication: M1916; Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General; Record Group Number: 92.
Confederate Pension Records
McElroy, J. M.
Application Number: 8781
Widow: McElroy, Rachel J.
State Served From: Arkansas
Pension County: Montgomery
Death Date: 9/13/1895
Comments: widow applied 1903
Pvt. Lenard Sims Adcock has the following info on his Application For Headstone. This information comes from the US, Headstone Applications Military Veterans, on Ancestry. Mrs. Anne Johnson Bailey of Van Buren, Arkansas applied for a veteran's headstone on Nov. 28, 1938. Pvt. Adcock had died on March 5. 1905. The upright type headstone was shipped March 9, 1939 to C.A. Adcock at Glenwood, Pike Co. Arkansas. The Application also shows his date of enlistment as May 22, 1862 and his discharge date as May 15, 1865. His Pension number was 7670. By looking at this Application through Ancestry you see the process and information provided and what the Application looked like in 1938. The application process is a little more difficult and involved these days, more documentation is needed.
I. 33 AR Inf. 154 men from Montgomery Co. AR. CSA.
McNair's 4th Arkansas Infantry Regiment Co.s C & F CSA were from Montgomery Co. AR.
Co. L. 7th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment was organized in part Oct. the 1st 1863 at Mount Ida, Ark.
Sons of Confederate Veterans - Confederate Graves Registry (CGR)
Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929
Inmates in the Arkansas Confederate Home (Little Rock, Arkansas), ca. 1890-1963
Surname Christian Name Company Regiment Cemetery DOB - DOD Adcock Leonard Sims Co. H 37 AR Inf County Line no dates born 1934 Allen George Bradley Co. B. 4 Tn INF Mount Ida 1835-1910 drew a pension Anderson Newton Jasper Co. C. 4 AR Inf Owley 1833-1886 Ayers T.J. Co. B 2 AR Inf Black Springs 1837-1916 headstone Awtrey Henry Co. L 43 AL Inf Bethel 1830-1914 Bates James M. Co. I 33 AR Inf Mount Ida 1837-1918 James Madison Bates Bates Dr. J.C. 23 Reg GA Inf Blish 1839-1904 Bates Dr. S.C. Co. B. AR Cav Goodner 1825-1913 no headstone Beck James Sloan Co. I 33 AR Inf Cox-Head 1839-1922 Beck J. Preston Co. C 4 AR Inf Waco School 1837-1911 Co. D. 20th AR Inf. Biggs Jeremiah R. Co. D 13 TN Inf Black Springs no dates From Yorkville, TN. He was still alive in 1930 Bishop Fountain P. Co. F 1 TX Cav Hillside no dates Black Henry James Co. H 41 Reg GA Gaston 1830-1911 Rifles Blumey Joshua Co. H 24 AR Inf Peak 1840-1908 Brown T.J. Sr. Co. F 4 AR Inf Owley 1838-1923 Bogle Robert Co. F 4 AR Inf South Fork Cem. 1833-1866 per family history Buttram Robert H. Co. G 2 Reg AR Joplin 1837-1918 MTD Rifles Campbell J.W. Co. B 5 AL Inf Caney/Keith no dates Cabler L.J. Co. C. 4 AR Inf Black Springs 1839-1904 Leven James Cabler Casey George W. CSA Stanley-Standridge 1839-1922 Chapman John Pinckney Co. I 33 AR Inf Grenade 1844-1927 Chitwood Edmond Penson Co. B. 4 AR Cav West Washita 1836-1911 Union Clabber L.J. Co. C 4 AR Inf Black Springs 1839-1904 Cogburn Henry Co. D 4 AR Cav Cogburn* 1823-1906 Deserted to the North. Widow: Margaret E. Cogburn Cogburn James Lafayette Co. A 1 AR Inf Mt. Gilead 1841-1914 Union Widow: Nancy E. Cogburn. Cochran Col. William CSA Hillside ?1911 Crockett David Morrow Co. K 19 MS Inf site unknown 1826 -d. before 1900 Platta Curtis Moses Union Army Reed 1826-1908 Daves Alexander M. Co. I 33 AR Inf ?Fulton 1828- no headstone under water Ellington Nathan Co. C 4 AR Inf Black Springs 1833-1920 Ellison Elijah L. Co. A GA St Guards Cav Goodner 1815-1883 Cherokee Legion Evans David C. Texas Cav. Oak Hill 1845-1927 Evans R.M. Co. F Mains TX Inf Macedonia 1833-1920 probably Mann's Ferguson John C. Lt. Co. C. 5 MS Cav Oakwood 1842-1922 Ferguson Kimzy Co. E. Lee Batt. GA Hillside 1834- c.1910 Fryar Henry Co. I 33 AR Inf Oden 1834-1903 Fulton Daniel Co. D 4 AR Cav Lone Valley 1843-1901 Garrett Jesse Franklin Co. F 4 AR Inf Garrett 1841-1863 Gibbs Berry Union Army Rocky Gladden Robert E. Co. I 33 AR Inf Bethel no dates Goodner Lt. Cornelius Alexander Goodner David Milton Co. F 4 AR Inf Oden 1826-1873 Goodner Henry Smith Co. I 33 AR Inf Oden 1827-1899 Goodner James M. Co. F. 4 AR INF Oden 1833-1893 Goodner John Green Hill Co. F 4 AR Inf Oden 1835-1903 Goss Nathaniel Co. F 4 AR Inf Hillside 1840-1881 Grant Nathaniel Co. C 4 AR Inf Liberty -1865 Griffin George Washington Co.I 81 IN Inf West Washita 1847-1917 Union Harris Samuel J C & I 9 AR Inf West Washita 1832-1892 Hayes A.Y. Co. F 4 AR Inf West Washita 1841-1911 Hill George W. Co K 4 AR Inf Brushy 1830-1913 headstone Hopper W.J. CoA &K 1 AR Inf Hopper 1842-1892 CSA/Union Widow: Rutha Hopper Howton David H. Co. K 10 KY Cav Howton 1840-1909 Partisan Rangers Hoyle Nicholas Co. K 35 NC Inf Sulphur Springs 1835-1919 Hulsey Benjamin F. Co. D 4 AR Cav Breashears 1847-1924 b. Feb. 1844 d. Dec 16, 1924, Story Jackson David Louis Co. K 5 SC Inf Mt Ida 1837-1897 drew a pension and may be an unmarked grave Jackson Robert E. CSA Mt Ida 1845-1914 Robert Elisha Jackson Jeffrey James Flemming Co. F Gunters Reg. Mt. Gilead 1847-1928 AR Cabel's Bri. Cav Johnson Benjamin Jr. Co. C. 4 AR Inf Bassinger 1842-1902 Johnson George W.D. Co. D 5 AR Inf Amerson 1835-1893 Jones Joseph Franklin Co. B. 6. Prov. Eng. Mt. Ida d. Oct 13, 1903 Enrolled Missouri Militia SGT. Union Keenon Augstus N. Co. B 1 GA Inf Reed no dates Keith James M. CSA Caney/Keith 1840-1918 Kelly James Co. B 15 SC Inf Macedonia 1839-1920 Kelly T.M. Co. E 18 SC Inf Macedonia 1845-1929 Kennedy Martin Co. H 5th AR Cav County Line 1847-1930 b. Oct. 26 1847 d. Dec. 5 1930 Kinsey Benjamin F. Co. D. 4 AR Cav Oakwood 1829-1901 Union Lamb Abram F. Co. G 4 AR Cav Breashears 1847-1913 headstone Laramore Obediah Co. H 1 AR Cav Lone Valley 1837-1915 Union (no dates on headstone) Leonard Ben. F Co. C 11 N. VA Grenade 1843-1923 Liverman Dover Delaware Co. A 29 MS Inf Big Fir ?1842-1910 Logan Z.P. Co. C 4 AR Inf Black Springs 1832-1908 McConnell T. Co. I 33 AR Inf Lone Valley 1827-1863 McCullar Ben Co. A 19 LA Inf Mt. Ida 1838-1910 Benjamin Franklin McCullar McDonald Elijah Co. E. 1 AL Cav Rocky 1834-1904 Sgt. McElroy Jeremiah Co. K. 2 ARK INF. Mt. Ida no dates CORP. McKay Andrew Carson Co. K 56 AL Cav Macedonia 1830-1915 Partisan Rangers serving with Col. Boyles McKinney John Co. D 4 AR Cav McKinney no dates bugler ?1845- c.1878-80 McLean William L. Co. B 15 MS Cav County Line 1839-1907 William Lauchlin McLean Maddox G.W. Co. K 3 AR Inf Macedonia 1845-1931 Meeks William W. Co. E 6 AR Cav McKinney ?1844-?1903 Monroe's Cav Montgomery Hugh B. Co. C 4 AR Inf Mount Tabor 1831-1874 Montgomery James H. Co. F 2 AR MTD Rifles Montgomery 1840-1879 Mounted Rifles Mullings Pleasant Marcus Co. F 29 AL Inf Nelson 1828-1898 Nelson Archibald Co. I 33 AR Inf Nelson 1830-1911 Plyler Jonas Robinson Co. I 12 SC Inf Mt Ida 1840-1909 Pope James Co. I 33 AR Inf McKinney 1834-1903 Powell Joseph G Co. I 33 AR Inf Peak 1834-1929 Grinsteads AR Inf Qualls James Monroe Co. B. 6 GA Inf Reed 1842-1908 no headstone Rainwater Reason Co. K 30 Ga Inf Mt. Ida drew a pension Randolph Hezekiah Co. B 34 GA Vol. Inf. Goodner 1815-1883 no headstone Source Ray Matthew V Co. K 4 MS Inf Bethel -1902 no headstone Source Reed Levi Co. C. 4 AR Inf Willhite no dates Reed Shipman Co. 4 4 AR Cav Barber no dates headstone photo Union Reeves William C. Co. A. 1 AR Inf Black Springs 1839-1920 Robbins J.F. Co. I 33 AR Inf Bethel 1840-1889 headstone Robbins Thomas Jefferson Co. I 33 AR Inf Bethel 1840-1889 Source Robins J.M. CSA Bethel no dates Robbins Julius Ambrose Co. C 4 AR Inf Bethel 1838-1873 no headstone Source Robins William Owen Co. I 33 AR Inf Montgomery 1832-1912 Robbins McAfee Alexander Co.I 33 AR Inf Robbins 1843-1903 Roberts Robert D. Co. G 9 KY Inf Edwards 1842-1918 Rowland George Wash'ton Co. F 3 AR Inf Reed 1826-1902 Russell Seborn S. Co. A 15 MS Inf Blish 1831-1896 Long Creek Rifles Ryan John Thomas Co. E 5 MS Inf Breashers ? - 1920 Scott Harmon Wilson Co. F 4 AR Inf Mt. Ida 1837-1911 CPL. Scott John W. Co. C. 4 AR Inf Wehunt-Scott 1818-1888 Shields John L. Co. D. 6 IL Cav Breashears 1843-1899 Union Widow: Martha A. Shields Shirley James Wright Co. D 4 AR Cav Shirley 1840-1911 Union Ella Shirley, Gdn. Sims Jordon Co. C 4 AR Inf Hillside 1840-1889 Singleton Doctor Franklin Co E. 32 MS Inf Oden 1837-1905 unit not on marker Source Singleton Thomas M. Co. H. 2 AR Inf Gortemiller 1845-c.1891 Union Sloan Ellis Co. B. 1 GA Inf Black Springs 1819 -1896 Ga. State Guards Smith D.A. Co. K 4 AR Cav Oden no dates Gordon's Cavalry Snider Lt. C. A. TN Vol. AL Inf Goodner 1829-1885 Cornelius Alexander Snider Snow Richard C. Co. F 13 MI Inf Big Fir 1839- Union Spears David F Co. F 60 GA Vol Inf Oden 1844-1903 unit not on marker Source Standridge Eli Co. C 4 AR Inf Mount Ida 1822-1873 Standridge James D Co. C 4 Ark Inf Hillside 1913-1896 Standridge Samuel James Ware Co A 1 GA Inf Stanley Standridge 1838-1877 in 1862 Pvt in Co. H, AR 4th Inf. Reg., CSA Stipe J.I. Co A 12 Ky Cav Macedonia 1838-1917 Story James S. ?Co G. 4 AR Inf Reed 1844-1919 Swindle Absolom Co. I 33 AR Inf Rowton 1829-unmarked grave Tackett William Garland Co. D. 2 GA Cav Mountain Home 1828 - 1917 Tolleson Shelby U. Co. H 4 AR Cav Hopper 1843- 1928 Union Vaught John Berry Co. D 4 AR Cav Bethel 1821-1881 Vaught Silas Perron Co. E 2 AR Inf Bethel 1831-1901 Witherspoon's Batt. Vines John Perry Co. G 18 AL Inf Mt. Ida 1845-1916 unit not on marker Source drew a pension Wallace Drew Allen Co. D 4 AR Cav East Washita 1840-1909 headstone photo Watkins John A. TX Cav Mt. Ida 1851-1897 unit not on marker Source West James B. Co. H 19 AL Inf Fancy Hill no dates Waggoner George R. Co. 4 AR Cav Waggoner no dates Epperson's Watkins William Henry Co. C 29 AL Inf Cedar Glades 1840-1902 Wheeler Riley Co. I 33 AR Inf Owley no dates b. Oct 17 1832 d. Apr 9 1901 Source family records Welch John Co. C 42 AR Inf Oak Grove 1833-1908 Whittington Hiram A. Co. I 33 AR Inf Whittington Fam 1832-1917 Newton's Reg Wilson Jobe Co. C 4 AR Inf Jones 1842-1932 Willhite George A. Co. C 4 AR Inf ?Oden 1838-1927 Union - Co. H. 2 Ark. Inf. Willhite James Henderson Co. H. 2 AR Inf Pine Ridge 1851-1932 Union - Co. H. 2 Ark. Inf. Witt (Jeremiah) Jerry Columbus Co. A 10 AR Inf Mt. Ida 1835 (Col. A. R. Witt's Regiment) unit not on marker Source Woodall John M. Co. F. 14 NS Inf. Adam-Woodall no dates Mississippi. Pension Co. Garland
If anyone that knows where a former
soldier, Union or Confederate, that needs to have a grave marked should come
forward. The marker itself is free from the government.
Montgomery Co. ARGenWeb Project