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Cemetery Facts: Located in Fayette county - the Bluegrass country of Central Kentucky

Originated: in 1861 as a small soldier’s lot within Lexington City Cemetery

First Burial: The first burial in the soldier’s lot was made during the Civil War on Nov. 28, 1861. The soldier’s portion closed to burials in 1939, but it and the surrounding city cemetery remain a neatly maintained and picturesque burial ground. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

Designated National Cemetery: 1863

Acreage: 0.8

Number of Interments Thru 2007: 1,390


The address for the cemetery is 833 W. Main St., Lexington, KY 40508
Phone: (859) 885-5727
FAX: (859) 887-4860

Illinois Soldiers Buried at Lexington, KY National Cemetery
Lexington Cemetery
Description: In 1867, the government purchased an additional 0.38 acres that doubled the cemetery’s size to its current three-quarters of an acre. The cemetery tract is triangular, with graves arranged in concentric circles. Its boundaries are marked by carved marble posts emblazoned with “US.” A bronze plaque identifies this property as Lexington National Cemetery. Of the original burials, 671 were non-commissioned officers and privates who died in hospitals or camps operating around Lexington during the war. After the war, Quartermaster Corps personnel were charged with locating all Union soldier’s remains and re-interring them in national cemeteries. Additional soldiers who had fallen in battles at Falmouth, Cynthiana, Mount Sterling, Paris and along the Kentucky Central Railroad line were buried at Lexington National Cemetery. In its heyday, the cemetery was considered “one of the most beautiful and carefully kept rural cemeteries in the United States.”

Lexington Cemetery Pix 2

Notable Burials: Many Civil War leaders and other distinguished Americans are buried either in the national cemetery itself or in the main section adjacent to it. Among the most notable are Henry Clay, JOhn C. Breckenridge, John H. Morgan, Confederal General Roger Hanson, Union General Gordon Grange and Revolutionary hero Colonel James Morrison.

 Illinois Soldiers Buried at Lexington National Cemetery


Information compiled by Fonda D. Baselt, and
published in the Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 3
Transcribed for Genealogy Trails by K. Torp


NAME

GRAVE

DEATH DATE

RANK

UNIT of IL INF

Amsbury, Horace

85

4 Nov 1862

PVT

108

Baker, Martin

164

10 Dec 1862

PVT

115

Barnhart, Samuel S.

176

24 Dec 1862

PVT

112

Barrett, David

239

7 Feb 1863

PVT

112

Bennett, Edgar

283

19 Feb 1863

PVT

92

Bensinger, Moses

121

14 Dec 1862

PVT

112

Bevins, Nathan R

282

3 Mar 1863

PVT

92

Bryan, George

65

13 Nov 1862

PVT

96

Canutsen, Hans

141

Nov 1862

PVT

112

Colwell, Thomas

204

09 Jan 1863

PVT

112

Corlett, Daniel

216

19 Jan 1863

PVT

112

Creighton, William M.

277

14 Feb 1863

PVT

112

Dillavon, Samuel

515

26 Jan 1864

PVT

107

Dixion, G

461

26 Aug 1863

PVT

107

Elston, Spencer

160

12 Dec 1862

PVT

112

Flack, W.M.

113

22 Nov 1862

PVT

92

Gastor, Jacob B.

354

11 Apr 1863

PVT

112

Gellison, George

459

13 Apr 1863

PVT

65

Graves, Consider S.

668

8 Nov 1862

PVT

92

Hastings, Daniel C.

325

23 Mar 1863

SGT

92

Henderson, William R.

293

14 Nov 1862

PVT

115

Hetrick, Benjamin

435

7 Nov 1862

PVT

92

Hinkle, Harman

413

15 Apr 1863

PVT

112

Hollester, Hiram W.

122

25 Nov 1862

PVT

96

Holmes, Joseph B.

1084

31 Dec 1908

SGT

59

Hoover, Joseph

107

19 Nov 1862

PVT

112

Hoover, Medaria

382

5 Apr 1863

PVT

112

Johnson, Isaac

103

11 Nov 1862

PVT

115

Kehr, Samuel

91

29 Oct 1862

PVT

97

Lane, Richard

667

1 Nov 1862

PVT

97

Leek, Omer

341

2 Apr 1863

PVT

112

Lewis, Henry C.

404

21 Apr 1863

PVT

112

Louer, Andrew J

18

5 Nov 1862

PVT

115

Louer, David

130

28 Nov 1862

PVT

115

Madison, Abner

190

6 Jan 1863

PVT

108

Mahon, John W.

381

28 Mar 1863

PVT

112

Marshall, Smith A.

128

28 Nov 1862

PVT

115

McMillen, William

312

23 Mar 1863

PVT

112

McQueen, Jesse

330

4 Apr 1863

PVT

112

Mellon, Michael

242

23 Mar 1863

PVT

112

Miller, George

120

26 Nov 1862

PVT

112

Moran, James P.

163

11 Dec 1862

CPL

116

Nixon, S.H.

271

19 Feb 1863

PVT

97

Oziah, George W.

231

14 Mar 1863

PVT

112

Pope, Squire S.

269

16 Feb 1863

PVT

112

Posey, Benj. N.

521

10 Feb 1864

PVT

117

Ratcliff, James W.

203

7 Jan 1863

PVT

112

Reeder, Isaac N.

218

21 Jan 1863

PVT

115

Ritchie, David

229

12 Mar 1863

PVT

92

Saylor, Jesse

125

28 Nov 1862

PVT

97

Sellers, John N.

84

Dec 1862

PVT

112

Sergeant, Jeremiah

251

17 Feb 1863

PVT

112

Slater, John S.

451

4 Nov 1862

SGT

108

Smith, John S.

97

30 Oct 1862

PVT

108

Smith, William E.L.

114

23 Nov 1862

PVT

112

Thompson, William E.

388

Feb 1863

CPL

2

Ward, Levi L.

100

17 Nov 1862

PVT

115

Waters, Joseph S.

241

20 Mar 1863

PVT

112

Wheeler, Chowardon E.

112

12 Nov 1862

PVT

112

White, Russell

166

7 Dec 1862

PVT

112

Whitted, Adam

227

14 Mar 1863

PVT

112

Wilson, James

157

12 Dec 1862

PVT

112

Wilson, William P.

162

10 Dec 1862

PVT

112

Wood, Niles A.

123

24 Nov 1862

PVT

115

Woodruff, Truman A.

124

Dec 1862

PVT

112

Background data and pictures from U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs and Wikipedia.org

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