Men of Louisiana at Soldiers' Rest
C. S. A. Cemetery, Vicksburg, Mississippi
within Cedar Hill Cemetery

Not Forgotten



 

The "Louisiana Grouping"

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On the northwest corner of Soldiers' Rest, there is a small grouping of markers that I have called the "Louisiana grouping" because it has mostly men of Louisiana resting there.

These markers are listed individually below They are also listed with their states.

These markers are interesting because they appear to be set so soon after the war, and at least one carries the evidence of being placed by the men who served with him (see Abraham Denton). Others may very well have been placed by the soldier's friends during or soon after the war. These markers appear in a photo believed taken in 1893.

Alex. D. Broussard's marker is notable -- it is written in French.

 


George B. Booker
Born Dec 22, 1838
Died Jan 1, 1863
[See also Louisiana pages]

 

J. Adol. Breaux
[J. Adolph(e) Breaux]
Co. D, 27th La Inf
killed at the siege of Vicksburg
June 5, 1863
[See also Louisiana pages]

 

Alex. D. Broussard
Co. A, 26th Reg
Vol. de La Louisiana
Décédé
La 21 Nov 1862
[See also Louisiana pages]
 

A. J. Clark
[Allen James Clark]
Co. E, 35th Miss.
Regt.
Born in Ala.
1818
Died at Siege
of Vicksburg
May 21, 1863
[See also Mississippi pages]

Family's Memorial Page

Record on fold3.com

 
 

Abraham Denton
Co. C, 1st
Regt Tenn Cav
Died dureing the
siege of Vicksburg
June 8, 1863
[See also Tennessee pages]

At right, are close-ups of two paragraphs on Abraham Denton's marker.

The engraving on the first paragraph reads, "Erected by the members of his company as an appreciation of the patriotism showed by him in defense of his country for two years."

The last paragraph reads,

"Lowly may be the turf that covers
The sacred grave of his last repose;
But, O! there's a glory round it hovers,
Broad as the daybreak, and bright as its close."


 


 

 

Thanks to Bryan Skipworth for the effort of making out the barely legible verse at the bottom of Abraham Denton's marker. The verse is from a poem, "Washington's Remains" by George Lunt (1803-1885)


W. H. Edwards
Born
Nov 5, 1844
Died
Sept 9, 1862
3d Co., 8th La Batt
[See also Louisiana pages]

 

F. Glenn
Co. E, 39th Geo. Regt.
Died
June 10, 1863
Aged 18

[See also Georgia pages]
 

Angus Kelly
Co. I, 3d La Regt.
killed at the siege
of Vicksburg
Jun 25, 1863
Aged
21 yrs. 11 mos. 21 ds.
[See also Louisiana pages]

Gustave Landry
Co. A, 26th La Regt.
Died
Dec 24, 1862
Aged
about 22 years
[See also Louisiana pages]
 

Pierre Lirette
Co. D, 26th Regt.
La Vols
Died Jan 19, 1863
From wounds received at the
Battle near Vicksburg Dec 29, 1862
[See also Louisiana pages]
 

Isaac R. McCall
Co. I,  27th Regt.
La Vols
Born in Caddo Parish
La. Nov 1 1844
Died June 16, 1862
[See also Louisiana pages]
 

R. R. McCrory
Died
Nov 17, 1862
Aged 15 years
3d Co., 8th La Batt.
[See also Louisiana pages]


 


George W. Mitchell
Son of
D. & S. A. Mitchell
killed in defence of
Vicksburg
June 4, 1863
Aged 20 Years
A member of Co. G, 4th Miss. Regt.
Record at fold3.com
[See also Mississippi pages]


 


Jules Molaison
Co. I, 26th Regt.
La Vols
Died Dec. 6, 1862
[See also Louisiana pages]

 

J. B. Naff
Co. B, 3d La Regt.
killed at the siege of
Vicksburg
June 24, 1863
Aged 27 years
[See also Louisiana pages]

 


Ira Painter
Co. D, 61 Tenn Regt
Died
Feb 26, 1863
Aged about 26 years
[See also Tennessee pages]

 


Lieut. E. Palfrey
of St. Marys, La.
[See also Louisiana pages]

[Ragland's Funeral Home Records, pg. 176, gives death 23 Nov 1862]

 


 


Cpl Alfred E. Penton
Co. C
38 Regt
Miss Inf
CSA
April 15, 1831
May 25, 1863
[See also Mississippi pages]

 


Sergent F. C. Robertson
died
Dec 2, 1862
3d Co. 8th La Batt
[See also Louisiana pages]

Jess E. M. Robinson
Died
Dec 13, 1862
Aged 45
[See also Louisiana pages]
 

L. G. Roth
27th La Regt.
Died
Apr 21, 1863
[See also Louisiana pages]

B. F. Stanaland
Co. A, 57th Geo. Regt.
Born
Oct 24, 1830
Died
Feb 9, 1863
[See also Georgia pages]

 


D. F. Swann
Co. C, 31st Tenn
Regt
Died
Feb 16, 1863
Aged 19 Years
[See also Louisiana pages]

 


Francois Thibodaux
Co. D, 26th Regt.
La Vols
Died Dec 28, 1862
[See also Louisiana pages]

 


Felicien Toups
Co. I, 26th Regt.
La Vols
Died Dec 6, 1862
[See also Louisiana pages]
 

Photo by Bryan Skipworth, Nov 2017

Grave locations -- Back row l to r, Robinson, Landry, Swann, Naff, Robertson, Edwards, McCrory, Denton, Glenn, Mitchell.

Middle row, l to r, Broussard, Toups, McCall, Thibodaux, Kelly, Stanaland, Booker, Palfrey, Molaison, Painter.

Front row, l to r, Penton, Clark, Roth, Breaux, Lirette.

Note: The white veterans administration marker in the upper right of photo, outside the Louisiana grouping, is that of CSA veteran Newton Cooper.

 

 

 


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-- Capt Ellis, Confederate Memorial Day, 1874, on the dedication of the Confederate Memorial in Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, GA

 

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