Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

Below is a survey of African

Below is a survey of African

Cemeteries

New Castle County, Delaware

United States Colored Civil War Veterans

Bethany U.A.M.E. Church Cemetery (8)
Christiana Un-named Cemetery (1)
Dragon Run Park Cemetery (1)
Ebenezer Church Cemetery (1)
Lee Haven United Methodist Church Cemetery (9)
Mount Olive Cemetery (15)
Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery (1)
Mount Zion Cemetery (3)
Polktown Cemetery (5)
Saint Daniel U.A.M.E. Cemetery (1)
Simpson Cemetery (2)

Submitted by

Tony Wade
New Castle, Delaware

 


 

 

Below is a survey of African-American cemeteries in New Castle County, Delaware.   There are, no doubt, more.
The names on the tombstones were verified with the National Park Service's Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Service
(abbreviated as CWSS).   Most of the veterans listed served in regiments of the U.S. Colored Infantry.   A few
served with the 29th Connecticut Infantry Regiment, and a few served with the U.S. Navy.   All of the tombstones
are U.S. Government issue.   The list is arranged alphabetically.   This is for me a labor of love, that these men
might be remembered for the sacrifices they made for the freedom of their people.














Tony Wade






New Castle, Delaware






January, 2003








Bethany U.A.M.E. Church Cemetery, 5th Street, Old New Castle, DE.
Last Name First Name Rank Unit Co Died Born Remarks
Brown James W. PVT 25 USCT Inf C     CWSS: James Wesley Brown.
Collins Alfred PVT 25 USCT Inf C     CWSS: Verified.
Duckery John PVT 6 USCT Inf I     CWSS: Verified.
Jenkins J.R. PVT 3 USCT Inf D     CWSS: John Jenkins; Co E.
Merhered Arthur PVT 3? USCT Inf F     CWSS: Not Listed.
Reason Charles PVT 41 USCT Inf D     CWSS: Not Listed.
Sterling Thomas PVT 30 USCT Inf E 5/28/1887   CWSS: Verified.
Wright Garrison PVT   D     CWSS: 22 USCT Inf.








Christiana Un-named Cemetery, Old Baltimore Pike (Rt 7), Christiana, DE.
Last Name First Name Rank Unit Co Died Born Remarks
Miller John PVT 10 USCT Inf D     CWSS: Verified.








Dragon Run Park, Delaware City, DE.



Last Name First Name Rank Unit Co Died Born Remarks
Lecount Joseph T. PVT 24 USCT Inf A     CWSS: Verified.








Ebenezer Church Cemetery, Ebenezer Church Road, Caldwell Corners, DE.

Last Name First Name Rank Unit Co Died Born Remarks
Mackey W.C. PVT 25 USCT Inf I     CWSS: William G. Mackey.








Lee Haven United Methodist Church, Route 13 and Blackbird Landing Road, New Castle County, DE.
Last Name First Name Rank Unit Co Died Born Remarks
Adams (?) T? H?   26? USCT Inf       CWSS: Not listed.
Harris John   45 USCT Inf C     CWSS: John F. SGT/PVT. Co E.
Henry Alex   5 USCT Inf A     CWSS: 6 USCT Inf. PVT.
Henry Joseph   6 USCT Inf K     CWSS: PVT.
Henry Joseph   26 USCT Inf F     CWSS: Not listed.
Hinson J.H.   32 USCT Inf D     CWSS: James H. CPL/SGT.
Hinson Jonathan   32 USCT Inf D     CWSS: PVT/CPL.
Pinckett Jacob   30 USCT Inf C     CWSS: William. PVT. Co E.
Rothwell Isaac   24 USCT Inf F     CWSS: PVT.
















Mount Olive Cemetery, Route 48 and Imperial Drive, Wilmington, DE.
Last Name First Name Rank Unit Co Died Born Remarks
Bantum John CPL 4 USCT Inf F     CWSS: Verified. PVT/CPL.
Burton P.H. PVT   K     CWSS: Philip H. 22 USCT Inf.
De Shields Isaac PVT 7 USCT Inf I     CWSS: Aaron, Solomon Shields.
Graves Robert CPL 6 USCT Inf E 1894 1835 CWSS: Verified.
Harris Samuel PVT 9 USCT Inf C     CWSS: Verified.
Henson J.W.   US Navy       CWSS: Joseph H.
Hicks James PVT 6 USCT Inf I     CWSS: Verified.
Hollis Alexander CPL 8 USCT Inf C     CWSS: PVT/CPL.
Hubert James L. 1SGT 20 USCT Inf F 1918   76 years old. CWSS: PVT/SGT.
Leonard Mitchell CPL 9 USCT Inf I     CWSS: PVT/CPL.
Loper Henry   US Navy       CWSS: Verified.
Morris William H. PVT 29 Conn Inf I 1938   CWSS: Verified.
Murray David PVT 127 USCT Inf F     CWSS: Verified.
Smith Stephen PVT 8 USCT Inf G     CWSS: Verified.
Ward Jacob   US Navy       CWSS: Verified.








Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery, Old Baltimore Pike, Christiana, DE.
Last Name First Name Rank Unit Co Died Born Remarks
Whye John PVT 4 USCT Inf A     CWSS: Verified.








Mount Zion Cemetery, Route 48 and Lancaster Ave, Wilmington, DE.
Last Name First Name Rank Unit Co Died Born Remarks
Costin Charles F. PVT 9 USCT Inf H     CWSS: Verified.
Harman J.H. PVT 3 USCT Inf I     CWSS: James H. Harmon.
Ruley Samuel PVT 41 USCT Inf A     CWSS: Verified.








Polktown Cemetery, Delaware City, DE.    

Last Name First Name Rank Unit Co Died Born Remarks
Byard Joseph PVT 30 USCT Inf D     CWSS: Brainard. Co L.
Crawford William H. PVT 26 USCT Inf G     CWSS: Verified.
Draper Alexander PVT 6 USCT Inf C     CWSS: Co I.
Elbert James H. PVT 8 USCT Inf C     CWSS: Verified.
Taylor Lewis PVT 6 USCT Inf I     CWSS: Verified.








Saint Daniel U.A.M.E. Cemetery, Iron Hill, Whitaker Road, off Old Baltimore Pike, Glasgow, DE.
Last Name First Name Rank Unit Co Died Born Remarks
Wright Frederick PVT 29 Conn Inf I     CWSS: Verified.








Simpson Cemetery, Del 62, Belvedere, DE.        
Last Name First Name Rank Unit Co Died Born Remarks
Thompson G.W.   29 Conn Inf A 1905   Aged 61. CWSS: George W.
              PVT/CPL.
Thompson Jos.   29 Conn Inf A     Marker half buried.
              CWSS: PVT/CPL.

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