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Near Sierra Vista in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Union Soldiers Buried in Historic Cemetery

Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery

 
 
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By Stephen Siemsen
1. Union Soldiers Buried in Historic Cemetery Marker
Located at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Inscription.  
This cemetery
holds the remains of
18 California Volunteers who died
at Fort Lowell during the Civil War and a
Civil War Veteran of the U.S. Colored Troops.
Their graves are marked with a GAR star.

Sgt. John C. McQuade - Co.B, 2 Calif. Calvary - July 12, 1862 • 1st Sgt. Elijah Perry - Co. A, 1 Calif. Calvary - Aug. 12, 1862 • Pvt. Jacob Smith • Co. G, 5 Calif. Infantry - Oct. 3, 1862 • Pvt. Samuel Riddle - Co. E, Calif. Infantry • Pct. George W. Ward - Co. B, Calif. Calvary • Pvt. William Sayers Co. I, 5 Calif. Infantry • Aug. 20, 1863 • Pvt. James A. Richards - Co. H, 1 Calif. Infantry - July 12, 1862 • Pvt. James Todd - Co. E, 5 Calif. Infantry - Died of Wounds Sep. 6, 1862 • Pvt. Samuel DeCoster Co. D, 1 Calif. Infantry - Oct. 25, 1862 • Cpl. William W. Handy - Co. G, 1 Calif. Infantry - Feb. 6, 1863 • Musician William Uttley - Co. H, Calif. Infantry - May 2, 1863 • Pvt. Milton McConkey - Co. I, 5 Calif. Infantry - Dec. 8, 1863 • Mr. Isaac Thompson (?) - Pvt. Co. D, 24 U.S.C.T. 1851 - April 7, 1905 • Pvt. John W. Brehmer - Co. A, 5 Calif. Calvary - July 29, 1862 • Pvt. Thomas W. Hull - Co. D,
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By Stephen Siemsen, May 30, 2010
2. Union Soldiers Buried in Historic Cemetery Marker
1 Calif. Infantry - Sep. 10, 1862 • Pvt. George A. McFarland - Co. G, 5 Calif. Infantry - Died of Wounds Oct. 30, 1862 • Pvt. William Dean - Co. G, 1 Calif. Infantry - Feb. 8, 1863 • Pvt. Robert Meanor - Co. D. 5 Calif. Infantry - Aug. 7, 1863 • Pvt. Charles Moore - Co. D, 5 Calif. Infantry - March 2, 1864
Honor the Noble Dead

 
Erected 2010 by Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, Department of the Pacific.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 31° 32.46′ N, 110° 18.24′ W. Marker is near Sierra Vista, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker can be reached from Buffalo Soldier Trail. The Historic Cemetery is located within the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail, Sierra Vista AZ 85635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arizona Confederate Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Unknown Soldiers" (about 300 feet away); POW/MIA Monument (approx. Ό mile away); USO Club / NCO Annex / Army Service Club (approx. 0.9 miles away); La Casita Restaurant
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); Carmichael General Store/U.S. Post Office (approx. 1.1 miles away); Carmichael House/Sierra Vista Realty (approx. 1.1 miles away); Carmichael Elementary School (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sierra Vista.
 
More about this marker. Marker lists the names of the 18 California Volunteers and 1 USCT veteran buried in the cemetery under headstones inscribed "Unknown", since a name could not be matched with a specific remains.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2010, by Stephen Siemsen of Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States. This page has been viewed 1,751 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on July 29, 2010, by Stephen Siemsen of Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2010, by Stephen Siemsen of Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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