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The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 24 – 32

Posted By on March 15, 2014

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Today’s post on the Shamokin Cemetery’s Soldiers’ Circle features nine graves in the outer circle, second quadrant, beginning at the first stone in the quadrant.  The photographs are numbered 24 through 24.  Unfortunately, like those in photographs 6 through 23, most of the grave sites have stones that are unreadable due to severe weathering.  It is believed that this is still part of the first group of burials in the circle and that some of the soldiers may been re-interred here when the memorial was created, and therefore the burials are not necessarily in the order of death.  For each of the veterans, the best determination of the name is given and where possible some information about the military record.  Some errors may be noted where the information on the stone may not match other records.  Each grave photograph may be enlarged by clicking on it, and in some cases, readers may be able to identify or clarify some of the unknown information.  Comments can be added to this post or sent by e-mail to the Civil War Research Project.  The collected information on soldiers buried in the circle (including some military records, pension files, photographs, etc.) is available free-of-charge to veterans organizations, historical societies, and other non-profit groups.  Inquiries may be sent by e-mail or by regular mail, to the attention of Norman Gasbarro, P.O. Box 523, Gratz, PA  17030.

For all four quadrants of the map, click here.

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#24 – Emil Wolf

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While this is clearly the grave of “Civil War” soldier Emil Wolf, nothing else about him is found on his grave stone.  It is possible that this man served in a New York regiment since there are some veterans with the same name from that state.  However, nothing has been confirmed about him.

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#25 – George Wagner

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The George Wagner buried here was a clearly a Civil War veteran.  There are too many persons of this name who served in Pennsylvania regiments to conclude accurately which one is this George Wagner.  However, since he is buried in this early part of the circle, he probably died before 1887.  Can anyone further identify this veteran?

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#26 – John N. Coder

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John N. Coder was born 13 November 1843 and died 19 September 1862 following a leg amputation.  On 28 February 1862 at Shamokin, he enrolled in the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, as a Private, and was mustered into service in Harrisburg.  At the time, he was 18 years of age and was residing in Northumberland County where he was working as a clerk.  At the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia, he was severely wounded resulting in the amputation and he died at the Wolf Street Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia.  John’s mother, Alada Pitner, applied for a pension based on his service and death.  The application was submitted on 26 September 1879, but for an unknown reason, it was not awarded to her.  It is highly probably that John N. Coder was re-interred in the Soldiers’ Circle when it was created, but it is not known at this time where he was buried prior to that.

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#27 – UNKNOWN

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An “Unknown” soldier is buried at this location.

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#28 – ——– Taylor

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Perhaps this is the grave of William Taylor or some other veteran with the surname Taylor.  The stone indicates he served in the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, or the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry.  Although there were men named Taylor in both regiments, more information is needed to confirm who this is.  Somewhere there should be an application for a government issue stone which matches the known information and the cemetery.

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#29 – Government Stone – Unreadable

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The soldier buried here probably died around 1885.  The government issue stone is badly worn and difficult to read.

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#30 – Government Stone – Unreadable

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The soldier buried here probably died around 1885.  The government issue stone is badly worn and difficult to read.

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#31 – Government Stone – Unreadable

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The soldier buried here probably died around 1885.  The government issue stone is badly worn and difficult to read.

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#32 – UNKNOWN

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Another “Unknown” soldier is buried here.  It is not known why these graves are marked this way.

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For all posts in this series, click on ShamokinSoldCircle.

 


Comments

One Response to “The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 24 – 32”

  1. Len Kopetsky says:

    I have stone #31 as David Hill, a possible relative of mine. Information from PA Veterans Burial Cards. Section lot # Circle #31 , Row 2 Headstone marble, information date Jan. 25th 1934. Davids is from company D. 172nd Regt. Pa Vol. Inf. Pvt.

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