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Mount Olive Cemetery

Wilmington, Delaware



Veterans

American Legion Marker 

Veterans of every war through 1972,

including the Civil War, are interred at Mount Olive.

 

American Legion Marker - N corner of cemetery

CIVIL WAR


Bantum, John
CPL
4 USCT Inf Co. F
Burton, P. H.
PVT
22 USCT Inf Co. K
DeShields, Isaac
PVT
7 USCT Inf Co. I
Graves, Robrt
CPL
6 USCF Inf. Co E
Harris, Samuel
PVT
9 USCT Inf Co. C
Henson, J.W.
US Navy
Hicks, James
PVT
6 USCT Inf. Co. I
Hollis, Alexander
CPL
8 USCT Inf. Co. C
Hubert, James L
1 SGT
20 USCT Inf. Co. F
Leonard, Mitchell
CPL
9 USCT Inf Co. I
Loper, Henry
US Navy

Morris, William H
PVT
29 Conn Inf Co. I
Murray, David
PVT
127 USCT Inf. F
Smith, Stephen
PVT
8 USCT Inf Co. G
Ward, Jacob
US Navy

Furrow, William
55th Inf. GAR
(still being researched)
Jefferson, Enoch
U.S. Navy
Segears, Joshua
Co. K
Watson, J. T.
24 USCT
Inf Co. K
(still being researched)
Smith, Wiliam A
43 U.S.C.I
Co. C .

WORLD WAR I


Hutt, Clarence Jenkins, Wesley Gibbs, Thomas Miller, Louis Payne, Arnold F
Potts, Thomas Williams, James
Stokes, Percy Wright, Louis
POTTS. Thomas H
Fisher, JamesHall. LawrenceHarris, HenryHarris, James AndrewPRIMROSE, Joseph O (Joseph Oscar)
Wing, CharlesHilton, WilliamHarris, WilliamDickerson, WillieSmith, Chalmers
Johnson, GeorgeDevericks, ThomasGundy, RobertSmith, VictorTaylor, Lewis
Hutson, JosephArmstrong, Herman FPalmer, ErickAshton, Frank MayoWhite, James M
Jones, HowardGiles, SamuelEllegood, BenjaminGordon, Howard
Cork, Leon HudsonDexter, WillieDickerson, Willie EEmpson, Walter
Ashby, JohnEllegood, BenjaminGundy, Robert LJohnson, George
Reynolds, S.W. 349 F.A -- musicianRose, JohnWilliams, DavidBaker, Samuel Lee
Hilton, WilliamJackson, George WJenkins, WesleyLaws, Walter EWallance, Clarence C
Lewis, John FrazierMartin, Bradford HWhite, Charles HenryMiller, LewisPayne, Willliam Bruce

WORLD WAR II



Evans. Marron Hasty, Leroy Jr. Chambers, Lee Dorsey, Norman NAYLOR, Herbert Collwell
Clark, George Dixon, Reese Small, John Emerson Congo, Bernard ROBERTS, William H (Jr.)
Harrison, CharlesScott, RoscoeBrittingham, NormanBaynard, OrvilleSmall, John Emerson
Davis, RobertBarritt, George Jr.Green, HowardBantum, WilliamWarner, Walter
Coleman, John HDavis, George Henry JrDorsey, Norman CliffordGillespie, Curits HenryWing, Charles
Harris, JamesHasty, Leroy Jr.Jenkins, EdwardMitchell, Gerich OWright, Robert H
Chambers, LeeCharles, Elmer

KOREA


Moss, Henry Jr. Blake, Norman

VIETNAM


Active Service

(Veteran DOD stone but dates and / or service not visible)

Unidentified Veteran
Unknown Soldier
Hubert, ElwoodJenkins, EdwardReed, George
ChalmersStokes, Percy
Woodlin, John



Fields, CharlesBright, John Cooper, Ishmon
Mitchell, Pedrick



Best, Rudolph

Jefferson, Florence A

Brown, Elmer Alfred
Redding, Samuel
NOTE: these are based on DOD stones and/or a Veteran designation on a death certificate. Please send corrections if needed!









EXAMPLES OF VETERANS’ HEADSTONES

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs “History of Government Furnished Headstones and Markers.” United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Web 10 Mar 2013

Before 1873, soldiers’ graves were generally marked with wooden markers. Congress authorized the use of granite or marble in 1873. The Office of the Quartermasters’ General handled veterans’ burials until 1973; when the Department of Veterans Affairs assumed responsibility.

TIME PERIOD


Mount Olive

1873 ff

Round top with Shield

Union Civil War dead

Spanish-American War

Veterans who died before May 1925

Isaac DeShields

May 1925 ff

Standard Upright

Cross

Marble or Granite (until 1947)

Willie Dickerson

1937 – 1947 (marble or granite)


Flat

Religious symbol - center top


1947 – 1973 (marble)

Flat

Religious symbol - center top

Thomas Devericks

July 1942 – Nov 1945

metal markers were not available due to WWII


1940 – 1973 (metal)

Flat

Plain edges

Religious symbol – center top


1973 – present (metal)

Flat

Beveled edges

Religious symbol – center bottom


1973 – present (marble)

Flat

Religious symbol - center bottom


1994 to present (granite)

Standard upright

Marron Evans













Old Stones

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