Gravesites of the Men Who Served in the Mountains During the Civil War



The Dils Cemetery in Pikeville, KY, looking toward the northwest (standing in the black section). The Colonel's grave sits at the very top of the hill. The graves of Harry Ford, Abraham Leidy, George Wolford, and a few other veterans of the 39th can be found here. The Dils Cemetery is, incidentally, the first integrated cemetery in East Kentucky. (Photograph by Pamela L. Norman).


Union Soldiers



39th Kentucky Mounted Infantry


Adams, Joshua: Co. A - buried in the Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH.
Adkins, Henry: Co. I - buried in the Prater Cemetery, Greasy Creek, Pike County, KY, but scheduled to be moved (due to road construction) to the Mose Adkins Family Cemetery, Rockhouse, KY, in the Spring or Summer of 2000. (Robert Kendrick)
Akers, William: Co. A - buried in the Music Cemetery, Route 1750, Floyd County, KY. He has a military headstone denoting his service in the 39th Kentucky (Roger Akers).
Allen, Andrew Jackson: Co. F - buried in the Andrew Jackson Allen or Sege Allen Cemetery, located 1 mi. w. of Hueysville, Floyd Co., KY., on Rt.7. (Rick Allen)
Atkins, John: Co. ? - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Baldridge, Andrew Jackson: Co. A - Buried in the Baldridge Farm Cemetery, East Point, KY. (Gary Altman, Ann Lemaster-Applegate and Darrell Music - www.rootsweb.com/~kyjchs/wpagraves1.html)
Baldridge, John: Co. A - buried in the Mullett Cemetery, Boons Camp, KY. (Gary Altman, Ann Lemaster-Applegate and Darrell Music - www.rootsweb.com/~kyjchs/wpagraves1.html)
Baldridge, Thomas: Co. A - Joseph Farm Cemetery, Offutt, KY. (Gary Altman, Ann Lemaster-Applegate and Darrell Music - www.rootsweb.com/~kyjchs/wpagraves1.html)
Baker, Andrew: Co. H - buried in a private cemetery north of Hurley, VA, behind Edgar Baker, Sr.'s house.
Baker, Thomas Vester: Co. D - buried in the Texas Ridge Cemetery in Latah Co., ID.
Baker, William P.: Co. D - buried on State Line Ridge in the Cooper Cemetery, VA/WV (Buchanan/McDowell Counties).
Begley, R. K.: Co. F - buried in the May-Begley Cemetery on the hill above the old section of Langley, Kentucky (Dr. Robert Perry).
Blackburn, George W.: Co. C - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Blackburn, John: Co. D - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Blankenship, Bird: Co. H - buried in a small cemetery on the north side of Paw Paw Creek near the Kentucky/Virginia state line, above two slush ponds on the Kentucky side of the line. This site is very remote!
Blankenship, Isam: Co. K - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Castle, Amos: Co. G - Buried at the Castle Farm Cemetery, Nippa, KY. (Gary Altman, Ann Lemaster-Applegate and Darrell Music - www.rootsweb.com/~kyjchs/wpagraves1.html)
Castle, Benjamin F.: Co. A - Buried at the Grinam Farm Cemetery, Nippa, KY. (Gary Altman, Ann Lemaster-Applegate and Darrell Music - www.rootsweb.com/~kyjchs/wpagraves1.html)
Castle, John: Co. A - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Charles, George: Co. H - buried at Kelsa (at the three way split where you can go to Kentucky, Paw Paw, or Hurley), Buchanan County, Virginia. He has an old-style marker. (Ed Talbott)
Charles, Moses: Co. H - is buried up in the woods at the mouth of Hunt's Fork in Hurley, Buchanan County, Virginia. (Ed Talbott)
Childers, Alexander: Co. I - buried at Ratliff Cemetery, Poor Bottom District, Pike County, KY.
Coleman, Daniel B.: Corporal, Co. H - buried behind the Dotson store, on the hillside, located at the point where Paw Paw Creek comes off the mountain and meets the left fork of Rocklick Creek in the bottom - just inside the Virginia side of the state line, in Buchanan County. This is a very remote area and the graveyard is hard to find without directions from one of the locals. The climb is very strenuous and it is not recommended that you attempt it if you are not in good shape. Daniel has a nicely carved "store-bought" stone on his grave. (Robert and Pamela Baker)
Coleman, Joseph: Sergt., Co. H - buried at Ratliff Cemetery, Poor Bottom District, Pike County, KY.
Coleman, Nathaniel: Co. E - buried next to his brother on Lower Pompey Creek in Pike County. Nathaniel has a veteran's head stone. Dean Coleman provided the following: Coleman Family Cemetery and it is located at the head of Lower Pompey Creek in Pike County Ky. The road # is 1441 and it can be reached from Raccoon Creek by crossing over Ramey Fork road (1441) the cemetery is on the right near the bottom of the hill or from the Miller/Fishtrap area by turning left on 1441 approx. 3 miles below Fishtrap Dam. The cemetery is on the left just as you start up the hill. You will need to drive through the creek/road for about 200 feet you will pass an old log home that is approx. 130 years old the cemetery is just around the hill from the log home. The home is lived in and the lady there knows almost every grave in the cemetery. She was most willing to help me when I visited the site . . . The local people will be able to assist people trying to find the cemetery. (Dean Coleman)
Coleman, Richard Dennis "Denny": 1st Lt., Co. H - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Coleman, Riley: Corp., Co. E - buried next to his brother Nathaniel on Lower Pompey Creek in Pike County (see directions for location of Nathaniel Coleman's grave). Riley has a veteran's head stone. (Dean Coleman)
Compton, William: Co. B - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Cook, Jarrett: Co. H, waggoner, is buried in the Salkum Cemetery, Salkum, WA. He has a veteran's gravestone with "39th Ky." and "waggoner" on it. Born Oct. 14, 1845; died Jan. 12, 1918. Salkum is just before Mossyrock, WA. (Sharon Justice)
Crabtree, Solomon: Co. H - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Dils, John, Jr.: Col. - buried Dils Cemetery, Mouth of Chloe Creek, Pikeville, KY.
Elkins, Andrew Jackson (A.J.): Co. B - buried in Section 18 of the Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, KY.
Elswick, Richard: Co. I - buried Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH.
Estep, John: Corp., Co. H - may be buried in Louisa, KY.
Ford, Harrison: Co. K - buried in the Dils Cemetery, Mouth of Chloe Creek, Pikeville, KY.
Gates, John Hile: Co. I - buried in the Oney Cemetery, located on the Morgan/Magoffin County line, on Route 1081. (Scott Chafin)
Gilliam, Berry C.: Corporal, Co. D - buried in the Edmond's Cemetery located on Tollards Creek Road, Coal Run, Pike County, Kentucky. (Don Drake)
Gilliam, John: Co. B - Buried in the Gilliam Cemetery, Wise County, VA. Born 1804 in Russell County, VA. Died September 27, 1888, Wise County, VA. (Alfred K. Gilliam, Jr.)
Goble, Isaac: Lt., Co. A - buried in a private cemetery in Auxier, KY.
Goodman, William Kenas: Co. F - buried in the Derossett Cemetery on Bull Creek in Watergap, Floyd County, KY.
Hale, James W.: Co. K - buried in the Riley Mullins Cemetery, Mullins Fork, Bold Camp, Wise Co, VA. Born 21 December, 1834, died 19 April, 1907. (Jack Brummett)
Hall, Hiram: Co. I - "The cemetery is located just outside of the intersection in Hurley. If you leave Hurley and travel down Knox Creek there is a mining road that turns off right handed just past the Presbyterian Church and before you go under the trestle. The cemetery is 0.3 miles up this road and between the railroad tracks and the road. You can see the mouth of Pounding Mill from the cemetery. It is just below the electric pole marked "#84-177" with an electric meter box attached. You cannot see the cemetery from the road as it is completely overgrown with brush. (Ed and Michelle Talbott)
Hampton, Levi: Lt., Regtl. Adjt. - buried Catlettsburg, KY.
Hatfield, Anderson "Preacher Anse": Co. E - buried in the Anderson "Preacher Anse" Hatfield Cemetery, McCarr, Pike County, Kentucky. (Butch Norman/Pamela Norman Baker)
Hatfield, Jeremiah: Co. E - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Hatfield, Johnson: Sergeant, Co. E - buried in the Wellman Cemetery, Wayne County, West Virginia, near Fort Gay/Louisa. Born 11/21/1837; Died 1/9/1926. (Janice Hill)
Haws, Allen P.: Capt., Co. G - buried in the Moses Preston Cemetery , located on the west bank of the Levisa Fork of the big Sandy River, above the mouth of George's Creek, about 2 miles, Rt. 581, turn left off Rt. 645, onto George's Creek at Ulysses, Lawrence Co., Kentucky. (Tom Justice)
Hereford, James H., Sr.: Regimental surgeon - buried in the Hereford family cemetery near Prestonsburg, Floyd County, KY.
Hibbitts, James: Corp., Co. K - buried in the Hibbitts Cemetery near Clintwood, VA.
Hibbitts, Richard: Corp., Co. K - buried in the Hibbitts Cemetery near Clintwood, VA.
Hogston, J. William[?]: Co. B - buried in the Elkhorn City Cemetery, Elkhorn City, KY.
Hopkins, Columbus C.: Co. C - buried in the Hopkins Family Cemetery on Greasy Creek, Pike County, KY. (Robert Kendrick)
Hurley, William: Co. H - buried in the GAR Cemetery, Burtrum, Minnesota. (Cal Puttbrese)
Johnson, William: Co. D - buried in the Dils Cemetery, Mouth of Chloe Creek, Pikeville, KY. [or, as I have been informed, he is buried in the Elkhorn City Cemetery, Elkhorn City, KY].
Johnston (Johnson), Richard: Co. E - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Justice, Alexander: Co. D - Buried in Athens County, Ohio - http://www.frognet.net/~mlowery/athens.txt.
Kendrick, William H.: Co. G. - He is buried between Upper and Lower Pompey, Pike County, Kentucky. Enlisted November 10, 1862, and discharged with the rest of the regiment on September 15, 1864. (Elmer Dean Kendrick via Nina Aragon)
Lacy, Keanas: Co. D - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Lambert, Erastus: Co. B - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Leady, Aberham (Abraham Leidy): Co. C - buried in the Dils Cemetery, Mouth of Chloe Creek, Pikeville, KY.
Little, Reuben: Co. K - buried on Caney Creek, Pike County, Kentucky. Born Oct 12, 1841, Died April 9, 1923. (Nina Aragon)
Luster, Rainey: Co. H - buried Andersonville Prison, GA. Grave #590.
Mason, William: Co. ? - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
McGuire, James: Co. E - buried at Davisville, Lawrence Co., Kentucky. He died Dec. 6, 1925. (Marlo Woods)
McGuire, Jacob: Co. E - buried in the Thatcher Cemetery, Gila Valley, Graham County, Arizona. (Marlo Woods).
McGuire, William: Cpl. Co. C - buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Long Prairie, Todd Co., MN.
Messer, Jacob : Co. I, - buried in the Horsely Cemetery in Carter County, Ky. He died August 11, 1926. (Connie Messer Ison)
Miller, Addison: 2nd Lieutenant, Co. G - buried in the Judd-Miller Cemetery at Norris, Lawrence Co., Ky., located west of Route 23. Go north on Route 1760, Charley Road, at Norris, Ky. Miller, b. April 30, 1823; d. July 9, 1907. (Dottie Blankenship)
Mims, David A.: Lieutenant-Colonel - buried in the Valley View Cemetery in Garden City, Kansas. His tombstone carries the inscription, "David A. Mims, Col. 39 Kentucky Infantry." (Patricia Smith, Finney County Genealogical Society, Garden City, Kansas)
Nelson, Jacob: Co. F - buried in the McCorkle Cemetery on Shell Fork in Greenup County, Kentucky. (Everett Nelson)
Newsome, Lackey G.: Co. K - buried in the Rob Newsome Cemetery, Robinson Creek, Pike Co., KY, ("along with 3 brothers who were in the same regiment"). Private Newsome was killed-in-action on February 25th, 1865, at Piketon (Pikeville), KY.
Norman, William Riley: Private, Co. H - buried in the Hatfield Cemetery at the mouth of Blackberry Creek. As of November, 1999, his grave remained unmarked, save for a rough fieldstone. (Pamela Norman Baker/Robert M. Baker)
Osborne, William: Sergeant, Co. F - Buried in the Osborne cemetery near the community of Eastern in Floyd County, Ky. His grave is marked with a military headstone (Gary Gayheart).
Pauly, John: Co. C - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Payne, Lewis: Co. I - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Phillips, William E.: Major, Regimental Surgeon - buried in the Owingsville Cemetery, Owingsville, Bath County, Kentucky (Howard Swarts).
Plymale, Hughy: 1st Lt., Co. D - Buried Barnes Cemetery. b. Nov. 4, 1831, Pike Co, KY, d. Jun 19, 1915, Barnes, Franklin Co., AR. (Paul Barclift)
Plymale, William H.: Private, Co. D - buried grave #4220 in the Andersonville National Cemetery. b. 1847 Pike Co, KY, d. Jul 29, 1864, Andersonville Prison. (Paul Barclift)
Prater, Ezekiel: Co. F - He is buried in the Prater Cemetery on Greasy Creek, Pike County, Kentucky. Due to scheduled road construction, this veteran's remains are to be re-located. The new site has yet to be determined. (Robert Kendrick)
Porter, Elijah: Co. C - buried in the Wheelersburg Cemetery, Wheelersburg, Scioto County, OH.
Ratliff, Thomas: Co. C - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Ratliff, William: Co. F - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Roberts, George Washington: Co. A - Buried in the Goble Cemetery, Van Lear, KY. (Gary Altman, Ann Lemaster-Applegate and Darrell Music - www.rootsweb.com/~kyjchs/wpagraves1.html)
Rowe, Loyd: Sgt., Co D - buried Barnes Cemetery. b. 1828 VA, d. Nov 29, 1912, Barnes, Franklin Co., AR. (Paul Barclift)
Runion, Uriah: Co. I - buried at Old Apple Orchard on Brushy Creek, in Pike County, Kentucky. Private Runion was killed in action on May 18th, 1864, near Toler, on Pond Creek, Pike County, Kentucky. (Susie May)
Sipples, John: Co. ? - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Smith (Smyth), Alford (Alfred): Co. H - buried in the Moses Dane Cemetery in Burtrum, MN. (Cal Puttbrese and Leola Smith)
Smith, Jeremiah: Co. C - buried in the "Stepp Family Cemetery, located across from Long Fork Creek on Route 468 in Pike County, Ky. This is across from Nolan, WV."
Sparks, Reuben: Co. A - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book #24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Stiltner, Frederick K.: Co. I - buried in the Stiltner Cemetery on Poplar Creek, Buchanan County, VA.
Stump, Henry: Co. I - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Swetnam, Hamilton: Surgeon - buried Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa, KY.
Taylor, Joseph: Co. A - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Thompson, Samuel: Co. D - buried in the Dils Cemetery, Mouth of Chloe Creek, Pikeville, KY.
Thornbury, Levi: Co. D - buried in the Edmond's Cemetery located on Tollards Creek Road, Coal Run, Pike County, Kentucky. Transferred from Co. H, 14th Kentucky Infantry. (Don Drake)
Tipton, Jacob: Co. K - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Walters, Wilburn [?]: Co. C - buried in the Edmond's Cemetery located on Tollards Creek Road, Coal Run, Pike County, Kentucky. (Don Drake)
Wampler, Austin: Co. A - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Webb, Richard: Co. F - buried (with his wife) in the Holt-O'Neal-Bussey Cemetery in Busseyville, Lawrence County, Ky. He was born in Virginia about 1837. He was married to Elizabeth Hagerman who was also born in Virginia on April 6, 1842. Richard and Elizabeth were married for 66 years when he died on March 20, 1917. (Marilyn Maffet)
White, James: Co. I - buried in the National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. Information comes from Roll of Honor, Book # 24 found at the Fort Wayne Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graciously provided to us by Jim Abshire.
Wolford, George: Co. D - buried in the Dils Cemetery, Mouth of Chloe Creek, Pikeville, KY.

45th Kentucky Mounted Infantry


Barber, Robert: Co. K - Buried in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Hilliard, OH. (Duchess Martin)
Castle, Charles J.: Co. C - Buried in the Paintsville Cemetery, Paintsville, KY. (Gary Altman, Ann Lemaster-Applegate and Darrell Music - www.rootsweb.com/~kyjchs/wpagraves1.html)
Castle, Francis M. - Buried in the Van Hoose Cemetery, Mingo, KY. (Gary Altman, Ann Lemaster-Applegate and Darrell Music - www.rootsweb.com/~kyjchs/wpagraves1.html)
Dearing, Conrad: Co. F, Buried in Athens County, Ohio - http://www.frognet.net/~mlowery/athens.txt.
Gillmore, William: Co. G, buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, WV. (John Lavery)
Pearce, John W.: Co. D, Buried in Athens County, Ohio - http://www.frognet.net/~mlowery/athens.txt.
Pugh, C. I.: Sergeant, Co. G, buried in the Oney Cemetery, located on the Morgan/Magoffin County line on Route 1081. (Scott Chafin)
Webb, James F.: Co. K, Buried in Athens County, Ohio - http://www.frognet.net/~mlowery/athens.txt.


Union Soldiers from Other Regiments


Ball, Ralph J.: Co. H, 22nd Kentucky Infantry. Buried in Athens County, Ohio - http://www.frognet.net/~mlowery/athens.txt.
Banfield, James: Co. C, 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry. Buried in Athens County, Ohio - http://www.frognet.net/~mlowery/athens.txt.
Belford, Joseph: Co. K of the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry. Listed as "Joseph Belfrey" in the Adjutant General's Report. Buried in the McCorkle Cemetery on Shell Fork in Greenup County, Kentucky. (Everett Nelson)
Cassel, A. J.: Corp., Co. E, 68th Enrolled Militia (Ewing's Lawrence County Enrolled Militia) - buried in the Moses Preston Cemetery , located on the west bank of the Levisa Fork of the big Sandy River, above the mouth of George's Creek, about 2 miles, Rt. 581, turn left off Rt. 645, onto George's Creek at Ulysses, Lawrence Co., Kentucky; dates on his stone state 3/17/1827 to 10/9/1912. (Tom Justice)
Cassel, J. E.: Corp. (may have been Capt. of Co. H, 68th Enrolled Militia) - buried in the Moses Preston Cemetery , located on the west bank of the Levisa Fork of the big Sandy River, above the mouth of George's Creek, about 2 miles, Rt. 581, turn left off Rt. 645, onto George's Creek at Ulysses, Lawrence Co., Kentucky (Ewing's Lawrence County Enrolled Militia). (Tom Justice)
Cassell, William: Sgt., Co. E, 68th Enrolled Militia (Ewing's Lawrence County Enrolled Militia) - buried in the Moses Preston Cemetery , located on the west bank of the Levisa Fork of the big Sandy River, above the mouth of George's Creek, about 2 miles, Rt. 581, turn left off Rt. 645, onto George's Creek at Ulysses, Lawrence Co., Kentucky. (Tom Justice)
Castle, James: Co. K, 1st Regiment Capital Guards - Buried in the Stambaugh Farm Cemetery, Stambaugh, KY. (Gary Altman, Ann Lemaster-Applegate and Darrell Music - www.rootsweb.com/~kyjchs/wpagraves1.html)
Castle, Willis Co. K, 1st Regiment Capital Guards - Buried in the Castle Farm Cemetery, Nippa, KY. (Gary Altman, Ann Lemaster-Applegate and Darrell Music - www.rootsweb.com/~kyjchs/wpagraves1.html)
Childers, Moses: Co. E, 68th Enrolled Militia (Ewing's Lawrence County Enrolled Militia) - buried in the Moses Preston Cemetery , located on the west bank of the Levisa Fork of the big Sandy River, above the mouth of George's Creek, about 2 miles, Rt. 581, turn left off Rt. 645, onto George's Creek at Ulysses, Lawrence Co., Kentucky. (Tom Justice)
Johnson, James S.: Co. D, 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry; resident of Carter County, KY; enlisted at Grayson, KY, on 8/20/1863 at 29 yrs. of age. Appears to have been present for entire 1 year enlistment; mustered out near Cattlettsburg on 12/20/1864; three of his brothers were Confederate soldiers. Sometime after the war moved to west central Wisconsin due to family divisions over the war. He is buried in the town of La Valle, in Sauk County, Wisconsin. He has a government marker on his grave denoting his Civil War service. (Vince Barker)
Maynor, Christopher Columbus "Doc", Co. H of the 7th Regiment of W. Va. Cavalry, U.S. Volunteers. He enlisted on the 20th day of November, 1861, at Charleston. In the service and in the line of duty at Cherry Run, in the State of Va., on or about 14th day of July, 1863, he received an injury disabling him in his back, while crossing the Potomac River. At Rocky Gap, W. Va., on 26th August 1863, while in action with the enemy, he received a gun shot wound below his right hip joint. He recieved a medal while in the Civil War which a family member, Neil Potter, now has. He was born 29 March 1841, and died on the 14th of October 1925. Doc Maynor is buried in the Wilson Cemetary, near Elkhorn City, Ky. (Nina Aragon)
Minnix, James: Co. F, 14th Kentucky Infantry. Gravesite is located near Salyersville, Kentucky, just off Route 7. There are no other graves nearby. (Robert Kendrick) I'm sure Marlitta will pick this one up and place it on her site when she sees it!
Porter, William: Co. D, 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry. Resident of Carter County. Enlisted at 18 years of age, as 4th Corporal on Sept. 25, 1863 in Grayson. Was present until he died of fever at the hospital in Paris, KY, on April 3, 1864. He is buried in an un-marked grave in the Barnett Porter Cemetary on the Backbone in rural Elliott County. William had 4 brothers who were also Union soldiers; John C., Larkin, Caloway, and Francis. A government marker is currently on order (Oct. 2001) for his grave. (Vince Barker)
Pugh, William: Co. G, 24th Kentucky Infantry. Buried in the Oney Cemetery, located on the Morgan/Magoffin County line on Route 1081. (Scott Chafin)
Smith, William L.: Co. F, 53rd Ohio Vol. Inf.; B. 11-29-1818, D. 11-03-1883. Epitaph - "Born in Meigs Co., Ohio, Nov. 29, 1818, Enlisted in Co. F, 53rd Reg. Ohio Vol. Inf. Nov. 14, 1861. Served at Shiloh, Chickamauga and Mission Ridge and was with Sherman on his march to the sea. Discharged Aug. 11, 1865, died Nov. 3, 1883 from disease contracted in Countrys service. Aged 64yr, 11mo, 5da. A brave soldier, good citizen and honest man."
Whitt, Bennie F.: Co. L, 22nd Kentucky Infantry. Buried in the Amyx Cemetery, near Bethanna, Magoffin County, Kentucky. (Scott Chafin)
Whitt, Ingram B.: Co. C, 24th Kentucky Infantry. Buried in the Allen Cemetery on White Oak Creek (on Route 1081), Magoffin County, Kentucky. (Scott Chafin)


Confederate Soldiers


Barker, Jeremiah: Served in Co. B, original 5th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry (1861-62). Resident of Morgan County, KY, later Elliott County when that county was formed in 1869. He was taken prisoner in October 1863 although he had previously completed his enlistment months before. He took the Oath and was released from Camp Chase prison in Columbus, OH, in late October 1863. He died in 1899 and is buried in what is known as the Barker Cemetery south of Sandy Hook on Doctor’s Branch in Elliott County. A government grave marker is now on order for him. (Vince Barker)
Bird, Samuel: Cpl., 7th Confederate Cavalry - buried just south of Watergap, Floyd County, KY, near U.S. 23. A Confederate flag marks his grave.
Blankenship, General: unit affiliation unknown - buried in a small cemetery on Paw Paw Creek on the Kentucky side of the state line. He is buried in a cemetery near Bird Blankenship, but not in the same cemetery (RMB). Correction: General was born after the war.
Blythe, Abraham: b. 1836, d. 1903, served as a private in the 51st Virginia, Company A. He is buried in Lawrence County, KY, on Caines Creek near Blaine in the Henderson Boggs Cemetary (Dennis R. Hatfield).
Chaney, George: Enlisted in Company B, 5th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, CSA, along with brother William on 9/11/1862. He was wounded at the Battle of Dallas, Georgia, on 5/28/1864, and was later captured near Stone Mountain, Georgia, on 7/24/1864. He was sent to Camp Chase Prison in Columbus, Ohio. He was not released until 6/8/1865. Resident of Breathitt County. He was killed in the Breathitt County feuds about 1880. The location of his burial was recently verified by Steve Bowling and other members of the Col. Ben Caudill Camp, SCV, as being in the old Chaney Cemetery outside of Jackson in Breathitt County. The Caudill Camp ordered and has now placed a government issued Confederate marker in the cemetery for Pvt. Chaney. The exact location of his grave in the cemetery cannot be determined (Vince Barker).
Chaney, William: Co. B, 5th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry (of the Orphan Brigade). A Breathitt County resident before the war, Mr. Chaney moved to the area of Wisconsin known as "Little Kentucky" around 1909. He is buried in the Lakeside Cemetery in Crandon, WI. More information can be obtained by visiting The Private William Chaney Camp #1782, SCV, Crandon, WI. He has one of the few government issued Confederate markers in the entire state of Wisconsin (Vince Barker).
Clevinger, Levi: Co. F, 10th Kentucky Cav.; Co. F, 21st Btn. VA Inf. - buried in the Elkhorn City Cemetery, Elkhorn City, KY (RMB, PNB). (Identification may be incorrect as this man was very old in the 1860's)
Coleman, Richard: Co. G, 10th Kentucky Cav.; Co. D, 2d VSL; Co. F, 21st Btn. VA Inf. - buried in the Coleman Cemetery, located on the ridge on Sunset Holler, between Russell Prater and Poplar Creek.
Griffie (Griffith), James: Co. C, 13th Kentucky Cavalry (Caudill's Army). He was captured at Gladesville, VA (now Wise, VA), on July 7, 1863. He is buried in the Billie Combs Cemetery at Mousie, Knott County, Kentucky. (Bryan Griffith)
Gum, John P.: Co. B, 5th Kentucky Volunteer (Mounted) Infantry, CSA (Orphan Brigade); enlisted as a Private on 9/11/1862 at Jackson in Breathitt County, KY; resident of Owsley County; brother Mitchell Gum was a Union soldier with Co. A, 7th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry; during spring of 1863, John Gum served as a hospital orderly at the regimental hospital in Holston's Springs, VA; fought at Chickamauga and several battles of the Atlanta Campaign before being mortally wounded during heavy skirmishing at Kennesaw Mountain, GA, on or about 6/20/1864. His body was never recovered but is believed to be buried somewhere on the Kennesaw battlefield. His great-great-grand nephew Vince Barker, with the help of the General Hardee Camp, SCV, in Dallas, Georgia, placed a memorial marker for him among several other memorial and grave markers at the Lewis Cemetery in Dallas, Georgia. (Vince Barker)
Hereford, James H., Jr.: - buried in the Hereford family cemetery near Prestonsburg, Floyd County, KY, 5th Kentucky Infantry C.S.A.; fought at the Battle of Middle Creek (RMB).
Private Harrison Hall, Company E, 44th Virginia Infantry, CSA. He enlisted in Russell County, Virginia on September 2, 1862, and surrendered at Appomattox, on April 9, 1865. His unit served at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Cold Harvor, The Wilderness, Gettysburg, Richmond, Petersburg, and surrender at Appomattox. At the surrender, only one officer and 12 men remained of his unit. To get to his grave, follow Kentucky Route 7 to Kite, Kentucky, which is 15 miles south of Wayland. About 1 1/2 miles after passing the intersection of Kentucky Route 7 with Kentucky Route 582, turn right from Route 7 on Puncheon Creek. Follow same about 3/4 mile. At the end of the blacktop road, you will see the cemetery on the left, across a bridged stream, on the left. He is buried beside his wife, Elizabeth (Bates) Hall, a neice of Captain William J. Hall, Company E, 13th Kentucky Cavalry, and Captain Robert Bates, Company A, 7th Cavalry, Virginia State Line, CSA. (Atlas D. Hall)
William Riley Hall, Jr., was a Private in Company C, (Diamond's) 10th Kentucky Cavalry. He enlisted on March 23, 1863, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He is buried beside his wife [Lucinda (Cook) Hall] in the Bayes Branch Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. To get to the cemetery, follow US 23 North to Prestonsburg, turn right on Kentucky Route 3, follow Route 3 about 1 1/2 miles to Wireman Shoals Bridge going across the Big Sandy River. At the edge of the bridge turn right on Bays Branch/Dickie Town Road, crossing over the railroad tracks, then follow the railroad about 3/4 mile, and as the roadway turns right up over the railroad tracks, you will see an entrance into a cove. The cemetery is located at the back of the cove, and by driving up a dirt road to the left about 300 feet, you will come to the grave yard. About 200 feet behind his grave is the VA marked grave of Private William B. Harman, Company A, (Diamond's) 10th Kentucky Cavalry, CSA.
Johnson, "Doctor" Willis W.: - First served in Capt. William Jason Field's Company of Kentucky Partisan Rangers (1862-63). The remnants of this company later became Company M, 10th Kentucky Cavalry, CSA (1863-65). Willis was one of the last of his command to surrender, on 6/8/1865 in Chattanooga, TN. He had 3 brothers who were also Confederate soldiers and one brother who served in the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Co. D (Union). He later became the first doctor (his first name was also actually "Doctor") in Elliott County. He is buried in the Gray Cemetery outside of Newfoundland in Elliott County. His grave is marked with a government stone denoting his service as a Confederate soldier. Submitted by Vince Barker.
Johnson, Hugh: brother of Doctor Willis W. Johnson. Served in William J. Field’s Company of Kentucky Partisan Rangers (1862-63). Was captured during a raid near Grayson, KY, on 5/11/1863. Was sent to several prisons, the last one being Point Lookout, MD. He was released on taking the Oath on 1/10/1864. He was a native of Carter County, KY, and later Elliott County, KY. He died in 1912 and is buried in the small Johnson Cemetery located on the Markwell Farm on Mauk Ridge in Elliott County. A government grave marker is currently on order for him. (Vince Barker)
Justus, Hiram Wylie: Co. E, 2d VSL; Co. H, 10th Kentucky Cav.; Co. G, 1st Regt. Capital Guards, Sandy Valley Batt.; W. G. Wells' Co. of "Rebel" Bill Smith's VA and KY Cav. - buried in the lower section, Justus Cemetery, Laurel Creek, Buchanan Co., VA (RMB).

Grave marker of Hiram Wiley Justus. The death date is incorrect: Hiram actually died on February 12th, 1903.

Justus, James R(iley): This man is different than the man of the same name who served in Wells' Co. He was probably a brother or cousin of the above-named Hiram Wylie Justus. He served in Co. E of the 2d VSL and in Co. H of the 10th Kentucky Cav. - buried in the lower section, Justus Cemetery, Laurel Creek, Buchanan Co., VA.
Marrs, Samuel W., Jr.: Corporal, 10th Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A., Company D. Born on March 1, 1833, in Pike County, Kentucky; died September 14, 1924, Pike County, Kentucky. "He is buried in the Marrs Cemetery which is located on the Green Meadows Country Club (Golf Course), about 6 miles north of Pikeville on US 23. The golf course is a part of the farm that his father owned. He is buried along side his wife, Dulcena Branham Marrs. His daugher and a son are also buried in this plot. They are the only four people that are buried there." (John W. Picklesimer) According to Wells and Prichard, Sam Marrs was captured at Cynthiana on June 11, 1864, and was sent to Camp Morton where he took the oath, "due to ill health," in March of 1865. He returned to the 10th Kentucky Cavalry, but again took the oath in May of 1865 at Mt. Sterling. Kentucky Confederate pensioner.
Salyer, Robert Shanklin: "Wise Yankee Catchers" and Co. H of the 50th Virginia Infantry - buried in the Elkhorn City Cemetery, Elkhorn City, KY. From Nina Aragon: "ROBERT SHANLIN SALYER: Born: July 20, 1825, on Copper Creek near Nickelsville in Scott Co., Va. Died: July 13, 1881 near Pike Co., Ky. . . . Shanklin enlisted as a Lieutenant in the Confederate Army on 3 June 1861, at Wise Court House. The company, commanded by his 1st cousin Logan H. N. Salyer, was first called the 'Wise Yankee Catchers.' This company subsequently became Company H, 50th Virginia, Infantry." (Nina Aragon)
Senter, Felix: Co. H? 50th VA Inf. - buried in the Elkhorn City Cemetery, Elkhorn City, KY.
Sloas, Henry: Co. ? 48th Virginia Infantry; Fields' Partisan Rangers - captured in Carter Co., Ky., in 1863; sent to Camp Chase where he died and was buried in an unmarked grave. (William Blevins)
Sparks, William H.: first served in Co. K, 5th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry (1861-62), and later served in Capt. William Jason Field's Company of Partisan Rangers (1863). He was captured near Louisa, KY, on 4/25/1864 and was listed a member of the 10th Kentucky Cavalry, CSA. Originally from Morgan County, and later Elliott County, KY, he moved to northern Wisconsin around 1900, like many other eastern Kentuckians were doing at the time. He died in Crandon, WI, on Jan. 17, 1917, at the age of 72. He is buried in the Nashville Town Cemetery in the Township of Nashville, outside Crandon, WI. A U.S. government issued Confederate grave marker is currently (May 2001) on order for his grave. (Vince Barker)
Spencer, John W.: native of Wolfe County, KY. Served in Co. A, 2nd Battalion Kentucky Mounted Rifles. Enlisted in Sept. 1862 and was captured the following month. He was transferred to several prisons before being paroled at Ft. Monroe, VA, in April 1863. Sometime in the early 1900’s he moved to northern Wisconsin and also lived in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for a time. He is buried in Laona, WI, in Forest County. A government marker is currently on order for him. (Vince Barker)
Stapleton, David J.: Private, Kentucky Partisan Rangers - buried in the Elkhorn City Cemetery, Elkhorn City, KY. Born, 1838, Died 1865, enlisted May 1862. David was killed in the El Flats, above the Potter Flats, near the crest of Big Pine Mountain on a scouting mission in 1865. (Nina Aragon).
Stiltner (Stillner), Milburn J.: 2d Lt. Co. F, 10th Kentucky Cav. - buried in the Rainey Valley Cemetery, Lewis County, WA.
Stricklin, William Henry: - "In 1998, an old sandstone marker was unearthed in the Ward Cemetery at Offutt, Johnson Cut, Kentucky,which read, "W. H. Stricklin, 1837-1879". The marker was barely legible and had been broken and buried on vine-covered hillside . . . In June 1999, the old, broken grave stone was replaced with a new Veterans Administration grave marker to honor this deceased veteran who served honorably in Confederate military units from three different states . . . the inscription reads; 'William Henry Stricklin, Private, Co. I, 6th NC Inf., C.S.A., 1837-1879.' To get to the Ward Cemetery at Offutt, go east from Paintsville on Kentucky highway 40 towards Boonscamp. Continue for approximately 8 miles to the junction of KY Highway 40 and KY Route 2040. This junction is located at the Meade Memorial School. Turn left onto KY Route 2040 and go north for approximately 1.8 miles to the village of Offutt. The Ward Cemetery is located on top of the hill on the right side of Route 2040 at Offutt. There is no sign designating the cemetery. A small dirt road turns from Route 2040 to the right next to some small houses and continues up the hill to the cemetery. At the top of the hill the road makes a sharp right turn and continues past several family plots on the left. One of the first plots contains the graves of the Joe Ward family. Continue on this dirt road until it dead ends at a family plot surrounded by a low chain fence. A walking path is located to the left of the chain link fence and continues to the south. Take the path for approximately 10-20 yards. The grave of William Henry Stricklin is located to the left of the path in some underbrush." (Chuck Stricklin)
Thompson, William A.: - first served in Company D, 5th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, CSA (1861-62) and later joined Captain William Jason Field's Company of Kentucky Partisan Rangers (1862-63). He was captured near Grayson, Ky, on 5/11/1863 and transferred to several Union prisons, the last one being Point Lookout, MD. He was released on his Oath on 1/10/1864, and returned home. He was also sheriff of Elliott County for 3 terms in the 1870's. He is buried at the Thompson Family Cemetery in Stark Township in Elliott County. His grave is marked with a government stone indicating his service as a Confederate soldier. Submitted by Vince Barker.



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