The following are tombstone photos which I have of Civil War Veterans in our family. We have other Veterans from the Civil War but I currently do not have photos of their tombstones. Getting the new photo's will gives me an opportunities for future Veteran's Day blogs.
This is my Great Great Grandfather Austin Boyer from Rose Township, Oakland County, Michigan. Lillian Losee’s Grandfather on her maternal side of the family. This stone was place by Mary Florence, Austin's wife, to honer her husband. It is in the Boyer Plot in Thetford Cemetery in Genesee County, Michigan. No government stone was requested.
Austin L Boyer
Born: February, 19, 1848
Died: May 27, 1908
Service: 10th Michigan Calvary, Company L
James W Smith is our GGGGrandfather from Nine Mile Indiana. This is Everett Smith’s Grandfather on his paternal side. He is buried in the Uniontown Cemetery in Wells County, Indiana.
James W Smith
Born : July 26, 1843
Died : Jan 28, 1913
Service: 142nd Indiana Infantry,
This tombstone was provided by the government for James W's grave. There is no tombstone with James and Oella's birth and death information.
Joseph J Smith is the brother of James W. Smith. Everett’s Great Great Uncle on the paternal line. This tombstone was place by the family no government stone was requested to honor Joseph as a veteran.
Joseph J Smith
Born : 1845
Died : December 18, 1923
Service: 142nd Indiana Infantry, Company D