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Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Union Soldiers Graves

 
 
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By Jim Evans, February 5, 2007
1. Union Soldiers Graves Marker
Inscription. Seven Union Soldiers who died in the yellow fever epidemic of 1867 are buried here. They were sent to Huntsville during the reconstruction period to maintain order in Walker County four years after the soldiers had been in the penitentiary.

Six of the men buried here are:
Pvt. Wm. Eckhard Died 9/14/1867 Co. B, 26th, U.S. Infantry
Sgt. Arthur Volgner Died 9/15/1867 Co. B, 26th, U.S. Infantry
Pvt. John H. McBride Died 9/18/1867 Co. B, 26th, U.S. Infantry
Pvt. Patrick Downey Died 9/20/1867 Co. B, 26th, U.S. Infantry
Pvt. Freeman Uphold Died 9/25/1867 Co. B, 26th, U.S. Infantry
Capt. J.A. Butler Died 10/1/1867 Co. B, 26th, U.S. Infantry

September 30, 1867, Captain James Butler reported that "Yellow Fever" took five soldiers, all stationed here had it but one. Three soldiers are left at this post. Funeral expense for Pvt. Uphold and Downey was fifteen dollars each. December 31, 1867, the U.S. Government sent eighty-four dollars to pay for funeral expenses for these Union soldiers.

May They Rest in Peace.
 
Location. 30° 43.636′ N, 95° 32.83′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Avenue I and 9th Street, on the right when
Union Soldiers Graves image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, February 5, 2007
2. Union Soldiers Graves
traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville TX 77320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joshua Houston (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakwood Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Death of Sam Houston (about 300 feet away); The Sam Houston Monument (about 300 feet away); Sam Houston (about 300 feet away); Charles Norton Shaver (about 600 feet away); Harry Fishburne Estill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elliott Toulmin Bowers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Additional keywords. Sam Houston
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016.
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