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.