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Shohola Railroad Accident Memorial

 
 
Shohola Railroad Accident Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
1. Shohola Railroad Accident Memorial
Inscription.  
(Federal Side):
Erected by the
United States
to the memory of the following soldiers, privates in the Eleventh Veteran Reserve Corps. Comprising the Union guard who were killed with their Confederate prisoners of war in the railroad accident near Shohola, Pa., July 15, 1864, whose unidentified remains, together with those of the Confederate prisoners, have been removed to this cemetery.

William H. Cornell Co. I * Richard Price Co. H
Henry French Co. E * David Smith Co. K
John A. Hart Co. H * Daniel Spicer Co. C
Isaac Jackson Co. A * Hart W. Vanalstine Co. E
Thomas M. Jeffery Co. A * Ozro Vannorman Co. A
Joseph Lingo Co. A * Gotlieb Volz Co. E
John S. Martin Co. F * Lyman Wetherby Co. F
Edmund Plass Co. F * Adam Wilkinson Co. F
Philip Witchert Co. C.

(Confederate Side):
Erected by the
United States
To mark the burial place of forty-nine Confederate soldiers who, while prisoners of war, were killed in a railroad accident near Shohola, Pennsylvania, and whose remains were there buried, but subsequently removed to this
Federal Side of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
2. Federal Side of Memorial
cemetery, where the individual graves cannot now be identified.

Names-------------Co. Regt.
Adams, Joseph A 51 N.C.
Baker, Jesse E. F 51 N.C.
Baxley, John W. A 31 N.C.
Bessent, J.H., Corp. C 51 N.C.
Bird, .H. I 26 Va.
Bowers, W. B 48 N.C.
Briggs, R. E 31 N.C.
Bright J.W. A 26 Va.
Bryant, Travers I 51 N.C.
Cain M. Pegram's Va. Batty.
Callehan C. C 10-Cav.
Cary, J.W. I 51 N.C.
Center, C.O. H 52 N.C.
Davis, John D. I 51 N.C.
Dever, N.H. I 51 N.C.
Fuller, Byam H 24 Ga.
Gatton, W.F. B 35 Va. Cav.
Green, Henry A 9 Va.
Ham, Wm. B. Sgt. E 8 N.C.
Hardison, J.J. I 51 N.C.
Hatch, J.S. H 53 N.C.
Haynes, R.P. Sgt. H 26 Va.
Jackson, Wm. M. C 53 Ga.
Joiner, A. C 13 Va.
Jones, Wm. A. D 22 Va.
Lee, S.W. K 8 N.C.
McCorquadale, M. I 51 N.C
McCurvey, T.W. K 16 Ga.
McQuaque, A B 31 N.C.
Manning, Wallace F 31 N.C.
Mitchell, Joseph B 42 Va. Cav.
Munroe, Duncan I 51 N.C.
Parks, J.C. H 22 Va.
Patrick, J.N. H 26 Va.
Peiks, J.D. E 47 Va.
Pitchford, R.D. E 1 N.C. Cav.
Pope, D.W. I 51 N.C.
Reaser, Philip D 26 Va. Battn.
Reuls, J.W. E 31 N.C.
Samkins, T.C. C 2 Ga. Cav.
Sanford, J.F. A 44 N.C.
Sangford, W.B. K 16 Ga.
Sapt, F.W. E 22 N.C.
Smatley, G. C. C Ga. Legion
Stauffer,
Confederate Side of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
3. Confederate Side of Memorial
N.B. D 42 N.C.
Strickland, T.J. I 51 N.C.
Vaughan, Henry E 47 Va.
Watson, S.D., Sgt. F 51 N.C.
Williams, Jas. H. K 53 Ga.
 
Erected 1911.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
 
Location. 42° 6.617′ N, 76° 49.626′ W. Marker is in Elmira, New York, in Chemung County. Marker can be reached from Davis Street, on the right when traveling south. Located in the Confederate section of Woodlawn National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elmira NY 14901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Burials (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodlawn National Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A National Cemetery System (about 300 feet away); Address by President Lincoln (about 300 feet away); John W. Jones Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonel John Hendy (approx. ¼ mile away); Augustus W. Cowles (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mark Twain (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmira.
 
Related markers.
Shohola Railroad Accident Memorial Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 20, 2015
4. Shohola Railroad Accident Memorial Monument
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Shohola Railroad Accident.
 
Also see . . .  The Great Shohola Train Wreck. “At the Lackawaxen Junction station a telegraph operator, Douglas "Duff" Kent was on duty. Kent saw the West 23 train pass by during the morning with flags warning of a special ‘extra’ train following. Kent was responsible for holding all eastbound traffic at Lackawaxen until the ‘extra’ had gone through. At approximately 2:30 P.M. a coal train, Erie Engine 237 with 50 loaded cars bound for Jersey City, N.J. stopped at Lackawaxen Junction. At the junction John Martin descended from his post in the caboose and entered Lackawaxen Station asking if the track was clear to Shohola. His question was answered by Kent, indicating that the track was clear. With this mistake the fate of the two locomotives was sealed.” (Submitted on June 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Shohola Railroad Accident Memorial Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 20, 2015
5. Shohola Railroad Accident Memorial Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,397 times since then and 92 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week July 14, 2019. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on October 31, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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