Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday--Possible Civil War Vet?

One of the most recent cemeteries that I have been documenting through Resurrection Mission, the Langley/Burton cemetery; Cauc., ca.1848, contain numerous graves of Civil War Veterans. All appear to be related.

Another individual, John L. Langley, is also buried within this small family cemetery. What is interesting in regards to his grave, is the date of his death; 1863.

Why is this an interesting date? At the age of 28, John died during the Civil war. John's siblings and cousins, are laid to rest beside him. Each have their personalized Veterans' commemorative grave marker.

Grave marker for John L. Langley

Born: 1835 Died:1863

Was John L. Langley a Civil War Vet?

Additional research needs to be done to confirm this possibility.

"I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith"

"...fight; course; kept the faith" Could these be clues to his military service?

One of the goals of Resurrection Mission is to locate our "forgotten" military Veterans. In time, hopefully, we will learn if John was or was not a veteran of the American Civil war. And, if he was, he too must be properly recognized for his commitment and duty to his military service.


Richard Phillips said...

Thank you for your work in Onslow County. I will be following your blog. I have some information on Onslow County at my website http://www.rrphillips.com and my blog at http://buffaloesoldiers27june1862.wordpress.com/

Richard Phillips

jackrobinson@hotmail.com said...

Hello Richard,

I visited your two Internet sites that you posted within your previous comment. You have gathered some interesting stuff.

Keep coming back to my site and see what is new. I update my blog once or twice per week.


Richard Phillips said...

Langley John L.R. died Aug. 5, 1863 of wounds received at Malvern Hill




jackrobinson@hotmail.com said...

Hello Richard,
Thank you for the material on John L. Langley. I came across the some of the same material that you posted, while I was at Onslow County main library's genealogy room. I noticed the "R" in the offical documents. The "R" is not on the headstone. With the confirmed official material we are a little closer to requesting a Commemorative Veterans' grave marker for John L. Langley. His siblings within this cemetery have theirs; now is the time to get John's marker too.

Best wishes,

Richard said...

If you come across any old cemeteries with the surnames of Riggs, Phillips, or Eubank(s) let me know I would be happy to help you clear them. I am also interested in the burials of any men who enlisted in the Union Army from Onslow County, would help with requesting the tombstones and erecting them. I put a new stone on my GG grandfathers grave in Jones County. He was originally from Onslow.

A list of the Union Men from Onslow is located at this link.

Anonymous said...

Hello Jack. I recently sent you an email letting you know that I am very interested in doing volunteer field work with your organization. I live in Richlands, I am a writer and researcher and college educator, and I would love to collaborate on historical research and writing. I am particularly interested in writing a book on obscure historical cemetery markers. Please be in touch! Anna Maria Cancelli

Richard said...


Im looking for any information regarding the Everett brothers. Their names were Aaron, John, Nathaniel, and Daniel. They lived on the plantation of Thomas C. Everett in 1860 and all four would leave and join the Navy. The Everett plantation was in Stump Sound District and John and Nathaniel would be living their in 1890. They both appear on the 1890Special Census. Aaron and John were preachers. Looking for their burials and any information.