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Civil War Veteran Burials in Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City – Part 5 of 5

Posted By on September 26, 2012

Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, is located south of Grand Avenue (Route 209) in Tower City.  To locate the cemetery from Grand Avenue, turn south on 4th Street and continue across the bridge over the Wiconisco Creek and the street becomes Greenwood Road.  The cemetery is on the right just after the road makes a bend to the right.  Twenty-four Civil War veterans’ graves were easily located in this cemetery.  In the post today, the final four graves will be featured.  On 13 through 15 September 2012, the posts presented five of the grave markers each day and yesterday five more were presented.


ISAAC MEASE (1835-1912)

Isaac Mease served in the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry.  For prior posts including Isaac, click here, including the post which pictured his name plate on the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial.


JOHN MESSNER (1848-1932)

John D. Messner, who is named on the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial, served in the 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery.  For prior posts on the life and military experience of John D. Messner, click here.



WILLIAM HENRY (1825-1908)

William Henry served in the 96th Pennsylvania Infantry.  A specific post dealing with William Henry can be found by clicking here.  The post which showed his name plate on the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial can be found by clicking here.


DAVID P. THOMPSON (1837-1912)

David P. Thompson served in the 96th Pennsylvania Infantry and in the 39th Pennsylvania Infantry (Militia for Emergency of 1863).  He was previously featured in blog posts including the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial.


Anyone wishing to add information on any of the above veterans who are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City, may do so by commenting on this post or by sending an e-mail to the Civil War Research Project.

For other posts in this series on Civil War veteran burials in Greenwood Cemetery, click here.



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