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Subject: [ALL] 37 Civil War Veteran graves rededicated in Elizabeth Twp, May 28th
From: c whiting <pennsylvania_che@hotmail.com>
Date: 5/14/2011 7:20 PM
To: <paallegh@rootsweb.com>, <pamckeesport@rootsweb.com>, <pamonval@rootsweb.com>, <pawestmo@rootsweb.com>


Sorry about the cross post, but this event might be of interest to some of you.....  The Elizabeth Township Historical
Society is still searching for descendants of some of the veterans to participate in the re-dedication of the graves at
this event....       Scroll down for the names of 31 Civil War vets in this small cemetery.

Ceremonial Signing of the Greenock Log House (circa 1790) and procession to Old Greenock Cemetery to
re-dedicate veterans graves on Saturday May 28th, 1pm (signing), 2pm @ the cemetery @
Greenock Log House @ 1235 Greenock Buena Vista Road, Elizabeth Township. (McKeesport, PA 15135)
Old Greenock Cemetery @ Greenock Buena Vista Road on the hill in Greenock past the Fire Hall where
Greenock Buena Vista Road makes a sharp bend into Buena Vista Road, before Cherry Lane. (cannot
find an actual address, sorry)

They fought in every major battle of the Civil War. They chased John Wilkes Booth.
They saw General Robert E. Lee surrender.
Three brothers road with the 4th Pa. Calvary.
 Three other brothers fought with the U. S. Colored Regiments.
In all, 37 Civil War veterans are buried at the Old Greenock Cemetery in Elizabeth.
Their graves will be rededicated in a 150th anniversary Civil War commemorative program Saturday, May 28, in Elizabeth Township.
Their service to their country will be honored as new granite grave stones are dedicated.

Soldiers buried in this Old Greenock Cemetery include:  (the list I received has only 31 listed)

1. John G. Allen
Co. E. 64 Reg. Pa. Vol. 4th Cav.
Feb. 11, 1865-July 1, 1865

2. John Arthurs
204th Regt. 5th Field Art. Battery F.
April 24, 1864-June 30, 1865

3. William Bacon
Co. M. 100th Inf. Regt. Pa. Vol.
Sept. 5, 1861-Sept. 5, 1864
Born   Died. Dec. 26, 1908

4. David Beveridge
Co.M. 100th Inf. Regt. Pa.Vol.
Sept. 5, 1861-

5. Corp. William Behm
Co. K. 14th Inf. Regt. Pa. Vol.
April 24, 1861- Aug. 1861
Born   Died. Aug.  28,1912

6. Sgt. John Bickerstaff
Batt. F. 204th Artillery
Sept. 3, 1864 -1865
Born 1826  Died 1906

7.August Bonga
Co. M. 160th 15th Pa. Cav.
Aug. 26, 1864-June 21, 1865

8. Edward F. Cloman

9. William Norris Copeland
Co. E 6th Pa. H.A. 212th Regt.
Sept. 1, 1864-June 13, 1865
Born  Died Aug. 12, 1907

10. Robert Cheatam

11. Elias B. Durbin
(Sgt.) (1st Lt.)
Co. E. 101 Pa.Vol. Inf. Regt.
Nov. 5, 1861
Born   Died Jan. 3, 1895

12. Ward Foster
Co. M. 10th Pa. Vol. Inf. Regt.
Sept. 5, 1861-Sept. 5, 1864

13. Issac Gosling

14. John Garvin

15. John Gibbons.
Co. C. 204th Reg. 5th Pa. H.A.
Aug. 1, 1864- June 30, 1865

16. William Hamma
Co. D. 64th Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf.
Oct. 9, 1861-May 29, 1865
Born   1845  Died Fe. 5, 1919

17. Henry Holsing
Present stone ok

18. Corp. William Jones
Co. E. 64th Reg. 4. Cav.
March 27, 1864-July 1, 1865

19. Samuel R. Heath
Co. E. 64th Regt. 4th Cav.
March 27, 1864 - - July 1, 1865

20. Adam Long Sr.
Co. C. 147th Regt. Pa. Vol. Cav.
Born 1825  Died  1890

21. John Gottlieb Kraft
Co. F. 204th Regt. 5th Field Art.
Sept. 6, 1864 - June 9, 1865
Born   Died Jan. 29, 1883

22. Issac Martin
Co. F. 25th U. S. Colored Regt.

23. Emanuel La Rue
Co. F. 25th U. S. Colored Regt.
Jan. 29, 1864 – Dec. Dec. 6, 1865

24. Gottlieb Ledley
Co. C. 5th Reg. Pa. Vol. H.A,
March 26, 1824 – July 31, 1893

25. Gabriel Martin
Co. C. 45th U. S. Colored Regiment
June 18, 1863 – June 24, 1865

26. Alexander Martin
Co. I. 22nd U. S. Colored Regt.
Dec. 21, 1863-Oct. 16, 1865

27. Hier Robert

28. William Peckman
Co.  M. 160th Pa. Cav.
Aug. 26, 1864 – June 21, 1865
Born 1839

29. W. D. Painter
Co. F. 12th Inf. Regt. Pa. Vol.
Jan. 8, 1840 – Oct. 1, 1865

30. Thomas Lockwood
Co. E. 64th Regt. 4th Pa. Cav.
Aug. 27, 1862-July 1, 1865
Born     Died Jan. 5, 1907

31. William Heath
Born March 29, 1843

New grave markers for 30 Civil War veterans will be dedicated and a symbolic deed signing for a 1790 log house
will be part of an event sponsored by the Elizabeth Township Historical Society Saturday, May 28.

The deed signing will occur at 1 p.m. at the log house which the historical society purchased in November. Fund-raising
is underway to restore the two-story home as a museum and develop the site for educational and environmental programs and gardens.

Re-en-actors with the 105th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Co. E – Youghiogheny Valley will gather prior to the deed signing
ceremony at 1235 Greenock Buena Vista Road. John McNulty who traveled with the 2003 Lewis & Clark Expedition will perform
18th and 19th century music. Re-enactors at 1:30 p.m. will form a color guard to lead a procession to the Old Greenock Cemetery.
The parade will include a glass enclosed horse-drawn hearse, owned by Strifflers’ Funeral Home, hand-drawn hose reel firetruck
and antique cars.

The dedication ceremony for the grave markers will start at 2 p.m. The patriotic program will include remarks by local officials,
music, roll call and singing. A commemorative booklet will feature the Gettysburg address and give historical accounts of Decoration
Day, 21-gun salute and Civil War songs.  

Short biographies of the soldiers, who served in the Grand Army of the Republic and laid to rest there, will be read for this event
commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War from April12, 1861 to April 9, 1865. A search continues for the soldiers’ descendants
to participate in the program. Historical society members for two years researched records, contacted the U. S. Department of Veterans’
Affairs to secure the new gravestones and then dug the holes and poured concrete to place the new granite stones.

The Elizabeth Township Historical Society organized in 1976 as a 501c3 non-profit organization. The society offers genealogical services
and holds over 3,000 reference books at its museum located in the Coates House at 5811 Smithfield Street, Boston Pa. 15136.
For information, call 412-754-2030.

The Greenock Log House is located at 1235 Greenock Buena Vista Road, Elizabeth Township. (McKeesport, PA 15135)

I will be flying in that morning and attending the event!!!! (And will possibly be reading a biography of someones ancestor if there
is no family there!!!)

Che Zuro Whiting
 
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