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Fort Mohave Cemetery

Mohave Valley


The first troops arrived at Fort Mojave in April of 1859, By May of 1891, Fort Mojave was abandoned because of the Civil War and was regarrisoned in May 1863. The soldiers were the California Volunteers.
Fort Mojave was discontinued as a military post of September 29, 1896, and the buildings were turned over to the Indian Service for the establishment of a school for native children. One final set of a military nature was performed in May, 1892 when Lt. Charles Crawford with a detachment of soldiers, received some 60 remains of soldiers and civilians from the cemetery at Fort Mojave. These remains boxed and properly labeled, were shipped to the National Cemetery at San Francisco for reburial. The Fort Mojave Indian School was closed in 1934. the buildings stood empty until 1942 when they were dismantled and removed from the site. There are 16 unmarked graves still in the cemetery
(supposed to be Christian Indians).

The information about Fort Mohave was taken from the book, Mohave County Sketches of Early days, by Roman Malach, Mohave County Historian.
Below is a copy of the names of the soldiers and civilians who were removed from the Fort Mojave Cemetery and Reinterred in San Francisco National Cemetery

NameDiedRankNational Cemetery
William Allen
8 january 1882
Lieut. co. D 12th Inf.
Officers Section, Plot 46 Grave 8
Otto Behrends22 August 1880Pvt. Co. F 12th U.S. Inf.

West Side, Grave 1327

Frederick Benecke22 March 1868Pvt. Co. D 9th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1320
Bernal Edwards15 April 1870CitizenWest Side, Grave 1241
Albert (Albrecht) Bohringer27 February 1868Pvt. Co. D 9th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1233
Thomas Byrne11 January 1881Pvt. Co. F 12th U.S. Inf.Officers Section, Plot 46 Grave 7
Charles Cosgrove22 August 1880Pvt. Co. F 12th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1240
Anthony Devine3 January 1868Pvt. Co. D 9th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1314
Patrick Dunn22 August 1880Pvt. Co. F 12th U.S. Inf.New Addition, West Side, Grave 825
Wm, Edwards5 June 1876Pvt. Co. K 12th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1242
John Evans22 June 1868Pvt. Co. G 12th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1245
John Fitzsimmons21 September 1867Pvt. Co. K 8th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1237
James Flanagan1 December 1879Pvt. Co. F 12th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1318
John French29 July 1873CitizenWest Side, Grave 1332
William Furlong22 October 1866SutlerWest Side, Grave 1325
John Houghtondate no shownHospital StewardWest Side, Grave 1315
Richard Jones13 March 1869Pvt. Co. E 14th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1416
Peter Kenny5 November 1870Pvt. Co. G 14th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1239
Richard Lawlor10 January 1876Pvt. Co. K 14th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1323
Caroline Lutz13 April 1871ChildPost Plot. East Side, Grave 136
George Lutz7 April 1872ChildPost Plot. East Side, Grave 137
Wm. G. McMann22 July 1873Cpl. Co. G. 12th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1236
William McNabb30 November 1867Pvt. Co. D 9th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1243
John H. Mayher7 December 1877Pvt. Co. A 12th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1417
Henry Mooney25 December 1872Cpl. Co. F 12th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1328
William Nolt8 December 1870Pvt. Co. G 12th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1329
David O Grady14 December 1870Pvt. Co. G 12th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1323
George Owens23 April 1871Discharged Co. G. 12th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1323
John Parker10 July 1867Pvt. Co. K 8th U.S. Cav.West Side, Grave 1323
Fanny Powers16 June 1875ChildPost Plot. East Side, Grave 138
Mary C, Powers29 May 1873ChildPost Plot. East Side, Grave 139
George Sanders20 August 1867Pvt. Co. E 14th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1244
Barbara Snyder23 April 1873ChildPost Plot. East Side, Grave 141
Mary Jane Snyder1 June 1873Mother of BarbaraPost Plot. East Side, Grave 141
John Sobel20 July 1870Pvt. Co. H 12th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1316
Aug. G. Steinbeck22 July 1871Discharged Co. G. 12th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1331
H. M. (Hugh) Warrick24 July 1871Pvt. Co. G 12th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1235
Henry Wolf30 September 1874Pvt. Co. I 12th U.S. Inf.West Side, Grave 1321

Source: Records found at the Mohave County Museum and History

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