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Historic Mount Olive Cemetery

Wilmington, Delaware

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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


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


Hutt, Clarence; Jenkins , Wesley; Gibbs, Thomas; Miller , Louis
Payne, Arnold F; Potts , Thomas; Williams, James; Stokes, Percy
Wright , Louis; Potts. Thomas H; Fisher, James; Hall, Lawrence
Harris, Henry; Harris, James Andrew ;Primrose, Joseph O (Joseph Oscar); Wing, Charles
Hilton, William; Harris, William; Dickerson, Willie; Smith, Chalmers
Johnson, George; Devericks, Thomas; Gundy, Robert; Smith, Victor
Taylor, Lewis; Hutson, Joseph; Armstrong, Herman F; Palmer, Erick
Ashton, Frank Mayo; White, James M; Jones, Howard; Giles, Samuel
Ellegood, Benjamin; Gordon, Howard; Cork, Leon Hudson, DDS; Dexter, Willie
Dickerson, Willie E; Empson, Walter; Ashby, John; Gundy, Robert L
Johnson, George; Reynolds, S.W. 349 F.A -- musician; Rose, John; Williams, David
Baker, Samuel Lee; Hilton, William; Jackson, George W; Jenkins, Wesley
Laws, Walter E; Wallace, Clarence C; Lewis, John Frazier; Martin, Bradford H
White, Charles Henry; Miller, Lewis; Payne, Willliam Bruce, Harris, William


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, Charles; Scott, Roscoe
Brittingham, Norman; Baynard, Orville; Small, John Emerson; Davis, Robert
Barritt, George Jr.; Green, Howard; Bantum, William; Warner, Walter
Coleman, John H; Davis, George Henry Jr; Dorsey, Norman Clifford;Gillespie, Curits Henry
Harris, James; Hasty, Leroy Jr.; Jenkins, Edward
Mitchell, Gerich O; Wright, Robert H; Chambers, Lee; Charles, Elmer


Moss, Henry Jr.; Blake, Norman


Active Service

(Veteran DOD stone but dates and / or service not visible) Unidentified Veteran
Unknown Soldier
Hubert, Elwood; Jenkins, Edward; Reed, George; Chalmers
Stokes, Percy; Woodlin, John; Fields, Charles; Bright, 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!


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. NOTE: The tombstone style will reflect the time of request and installation - not necessarily the time of service!
TIME PERIOD 1873 ff - Round top with Shield - Isaac DeShields
Union Civil War
Spanish-American War
Veterans who died before May 1925

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