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					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

CEM - HENRY BURKE #1

Southeast Ohio Cemeteries

U. S. COLORED CIVIL WAR VETERANS

Researched, compiled and submitted by Henry Burke, Marietta, Ohio

Name Unit Rank Died Interred Remarks
Charles Burk(e) 27th USCT Pvt 12 Mar. 1919 Putnam Cemetery (Devola - Marietta) Wounded at "Sugar Loaf Hill", Battle of Fort Fisher N.C., in Feb. 1865. Discharged and returned home to Stafford, Monroe County, Ohio.
Nimrod Burke 23rd USCT 1st Sgt. 15 July 1914 Soldier's Circle, Greenlawn Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ohio. Participated in the Battle of Appomatox when Gen. Robert E. Lee surrenderd.
Edward Giles 5th USCT Pvt 12th Feb. 1866 Mound Cemetery (Marietta) Edward Giles was shot by his former "overseer" on a plantation in New Madrid, Mo., on the 12th of February 1866, when he traveled from his new home at Marietta, Ohio to New Madrid, Mo., to bring his mother-in-law to live in Marietta. Instead, she escorted his dead body back to Marietta for burial in the Mound Cemetery.
Issac Solomon 27th USCT Pvt 9th Jan. 1908 Oak Grove Cemetery, (Marietta) Issac Solomon was wounded in the forehead on "Sugar Loaf Hill" in the Battle of Fort Fisher in Feburary 1865.

                        

(More on Southeastern Ohio later.)

SOURCE: Quartermaster General's Office, General Orders, No.52, Aug.27, 1867.


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