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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, 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
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By Stephen Siemsen, May 30, 2010
2. Union Soldiers Buried in Historic Cemetery Marker
- 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.
 
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. Touch for map. The Historic Cemetery is located within the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail, Sierra Vista AZ 85635, United States of America.
 
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. 0.2 miles away); USO Club / NCO Annex / Army Service Club (approx. 0.9 miles away); La Casita Restaurant (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. 1.5 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.
 
Also see . . .  Civil War Soldiers Remains Relocated from Fort Lowell, AZ. This article was published on July 12, 2009. (Submitted on October 9, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2010, by Stephen Siemsen of Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States. This page has been viewed 1,561 times since then and 62 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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